One of the indices that is generating much interest is the one referred to the number of weaned piglets per sow lifetime (WSL). This index refers to the total number of piglets that a sow has weaned throughout its productive life.
articles about sowTags
- Swine news (65)
- About 333 (1)
- Humor (2)
- Videos (17)
- Company news (24)
- Abstracts (203)
- Clinical cases (6)
- Articles (175)
Providing enrichment as straw or lucerne hay two days before farrowing might enhance the affective state of older sows and certainly reduce still birth rate.
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?
The use of a thermometer or other technologies not so usual such as thermography for diagnosing sensitive situations cheaply, easily and objectively.
The key lies in gilt management ...