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Animal Well-Being

Animal Well-Being

Providing feed, water and an environment that promotes the well-being of animals; proper care, handling and transportation for pigs; protecting pig health and providing appropriate treatment when needed.

Sow Housing Resources

Several resources are available from Pork Checkoff to help guide producers through housing system decisions and management.

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Daily Pig Care

The day-to-day care of pigs is productive because of the producer's interest in practicing humane animal treatment.

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Caring for Sows Caring for Sows

Caring for Sows

Pregnant sows require very individualized care throughout their gestation period. Producers have many factors to consider when deciding what system is best for the health and safety of their sows.

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Maintaining Pig Health Maintaining Pig Health

Maintaining Pig Health

Producers use a variety of tools including vaccines, medicines, good nutrition programs and proper housing to keep their animals healthy. Hog owners work with veterinarians and nutritionists to establish proper feeding for their animals at each stage of growth.

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Caring for Sick Pigs Caring for Sick Pigs

Caring for Sick Pigs

America's pig farmers work closely with veterinarians to ensure that their pigs stay healthy. However, at times pigs need medical attention, which producers work with their veterinarians to determine.

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