Protecting low ranking sows in group-housing systems

Background: In group-housing systems, low-ranking sows are usually defeated and injured by high ranking sows. This results in low-ranking sows becoming fearful of further conflicts when attempting to obtain feed which leads to inadequate feed intake and poor body condition.…

Evaluation of a novel means to euthanize piglets

Electromagnetic (EM) energy transmitting devises that operate in the microwave frequency have been approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association for the specific use in euthanasia of laboratory mice and rats and have been also applied to chickens. Units utilized…