Pork production: On piglets and hygiene

Question: How important is hygiene for piglet health? Good hygiene is extremely important in pork production. Many piglets die in the first week of life because of germs they get from their mother. There are certainly some simple things you can do to protect piglets. Most of the infections they…

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Pork production: Transmission of diseases between pigs and other animal stock

Question: Do pigs get diseases that can be transmitted to other livestock, such as sheep and goats? The majority of pig diseases affect only pigs, and can’t be transmitted to other livestock. Even with diseases that occur in many species – sarcoptic mange or colibacillosis (E coli) for instance –…

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