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Hormone management V: using altrenogest to restore the metabolic state of weaned sows

08-Dec-2011 (8 years 2 days ago)

20 years ago, when gilts were serviced at little more than 100kg’s, we observed a steep drop in productivity in the second cycle and the sows were never able to reach their maximum potential. Nowadays we have learned to mate prepared gilts, but in many cases we continue to see the second cycle syndrome.

Using altrenogest to restore the metabolic state of weaned sows

Programming replacement and altrenogest management using spreadsheets

29-Nov-2011 (8 years 11 days ago)

In the last chapter on hormone management we looked at the advantages of “a la carte” altrenogest treatment as opposed to the 18 day treatment used to program gilts. However, the most complicated part of “a la carte” management is finding a simple heat registration system, where we can comfortably identify when we should start the administration of altrenogest.

Programming replacement and altrenogest management using spreadsheets