Effects of Space Allowance on Group-Housed Dry Sows

These data provide further support that sow performance and productivity between those kept in crates and groups is similar. Overall, differences found between sows kept in crates and those in groups during gestation do not appear to compromise their well-being…

Factors affecting the behavior of early-weaned piglets

Early weaned piglets often develop belly-nosing and sucking or chewing on the navels or ears of other pigs. This behavior is considered a problem because recipient pigs can develop lesions, and those piglets that perform the behavior grow more slowly.…

Strategies to Optimize Sow Longevity

Early removal of sows from the herd due to mortality, health problems and low production is a major bottleneck in the swine industry that amounts to animal welfare and economic concerns due to replacement and veterinary treatment costs. The identification…