Pork production: Your piglets and diarrhoea

Question: I’ve been told that diarrhoea in piglets can result in heavy losses. My sows are due to have their first litters and I’d like to know in advance what to expect and how to cope. Piglets are prone to diarrhoea because their immune and digestive systems aren’t mature enough…

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Pork production: Getting the basics right for housing

Don’t try to cut costs when it comes to setting up housing for pigs. Production will suffer if basic requirements are not met, and profits will fall. A piggery’s temperature management and disease control is critical. It is all about the comfort of the animals. Pig producers must ensure that…

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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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