Farrowing Management Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the May 5, 2021:

Development of a Facial Expression Scale Using Farrowing as a Model of Pain in Sows

1. Introduction Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that has significant effects on animal welfare, leading to a negative production impact [1]. The measurement of pain in animals is very complex, and i...
Author/s :
Elena Navarro
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Article published the March 2, 2021:

Generating an Equation to Predict Post-Farrow Maternal Weight in Multiple Parity Sows

Introduction A successful gestation feeding program is one that yields a large, vigorous litter of pigs and a healthy sow equipped with adequate mammary development and body nutrient stores to produce large qu...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the December 17, 2020:

Frequency of Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV-3) in Healthy Primiparous and Multiparous Sows and Their Mummified Fetuses and Stillborn

1. Introduction Porcine circoviruses (PCVs) are small DNA viruses and have four representatives, PCV-1, PCV-2, PCV-3, and tentatively, PCV-4. PCV-1 is known as non-pathogenic for pigs [1], while PCV-2 has been...
Author/s :
Florencia CorreaFrancini KlaumannJoaquim SegalésMarina Sibila VidalViviane Saporiti
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Article published the August 11, 2020:

Are Larger Litters a Concern for Piglet Survival or An Effectively Manageable Trait?

1. Introduction As advances in genetics [1–3], reproductive management [4], and nutrition [5,6] continue to increase the number of piglets a sow can produce per litter [7,8], it is important to conside...
Author/s :
Sophia Ward
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Article published the August 7, 2020:

Effects of Farrowing Stall Layout and Number of Heat Lamps on Sow and Piglet Production Performance

1. Introduction The commercial US swine industry transitioned to stall farrowing in the 1960s as an effort to reduce pre-weaning piglet mortality [1]. Farrowing in stalls remains the most common indoor system...
Author/s :
Brett RamirezTami Brown Brandl
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Article published the September 25, 2019:

Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs

The loss of baby pigs before weaning is an enormous waste of resources. Recent data from 49 Kentucky farrow-to-finish swine farms indicate that an average of 80 percent of pigs born alive survive to weaning. Mo...
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Article published the February 15, 2018:

High progesterone levels at farrowing impair colostrum IgG concentration and colostrum yield in sow

Introduction Lactogenesis is induced hormonally by a dramatic drop of progesterone (P4) concentrations which leads to a pre-partum peak of prolactin (PRL). In sows, impaired production of colostrum has been fo...
Author/s :
Olli PeltoniemiShah Hasan
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Article published the February 5, 2018:

Nursing Reduction Strategies to Enhance Estrus in Lactating Sows and Effects on Performance of Pigs to Market Weight

Introduction The conventional management in the swine industry is for weaning to start the sow’s next reproductive cycle. However, breeding sows during lactation has been proposed as an alternative that ...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyH.L. FroboseJason WoodworthMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the August 10, 2017:

A Snapshot Analysis Look Into Herd Retention

Author/s :
Matt Culbertson
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Article published the July 20, 2017:

Impact of group housing of pregnant sows on health

Background Directive 91/630/EEC sets the minimum standards for the protection of pigs in the EU. It has been substantially amended several times. Directive 2008/120/EC [1] collates the existing legislation int...
Author/s :
Dominiek MaesLiesbet PluymOlli Peltoniemi
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