There are casualties in the farrowing unit due to poor colostrum intake but, how many are there really? Are they just being classified as non-viable piglets?
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Are all non-viable piglets, really not viable?
The study provides preliminary evidence that when comparing Salmonella-inconspicuous farms with Salmonella-conspicuous ones, the colostrum supply may be a critical factor that needs to be considered.Relationships between colostrum supply of suckling piglets and Salmone
The immune system and immunity in swine: maternal and neonatal immunit
This article discuss about the protection of the placenta, the colostrum, the immunity conferred by milk and the congenital acquired immunity of the piglet.
Dietary choline deficiency induces alterations in plasma choline metabolites which are evident at the end of lactation. Betaine and select FAs in milk are sensitive to maternal dietary choline deficiency and day of lactation. Alterations in concentrations of these nutrients may affect early-life neonatal development.Perinatal dietary choline deficiency in sows
Collectively, SB supplementation could reduce the rate of gilts return to estrus, alter the composition of colostrum and enhance the growth rate of piglets.Sodium butyrate on reproductive performance and colostrum in gilts
It can be stated that the lactose content of sow colostrum in the first lactation could be indicative of a female's predisposition to produce colostrum and milk with similar lactose content over two consecutive lactations.Coefficients of repeatability for colostrum and milk composition of so
The Brix refractometer provides a simple, fast and inexpensive estimation of colostrum IgG in sows.Evaluation of an on-farm method to assess colostrum IgG content in sow
Current results confirmed that teats used in first lactation produce more milk in second lactation, and that piglets are able to detect this difference.Neonatal piglets are able to differentiate more productive from less p