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An examination of behavioral, immunological and productive traits in four management systems for sows and piglets.
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether long-lasting, recurrent confined stress in sows leads to physiological and psychological discomfort reaction.
This study aimed to compare the influence of a traditional temperature control system (TTCS) that is widely used in subtropical productions systems, with an evaporative snout cooling system (ESCS), which lead cold air on sows' neck through ducts, on body temperature, VFI and percentage of weight loss (PWL) during lactation, and subsequent reproductive performance of sows as well as the weight gain of their litters.
Over the last three years we have readdressed the balance and moved our focus towards monitoring the performance of the sows.
During the remainder of this article, the information and guidance provided specifically addresses the development of SOWs.
Sows learn to be still and wait for feed because if they steal their neighbors' feed, their spot opens.
If these young females become too thin and postweaning reproduction suffers, then give first-litter sows one or two fewer pigs to nurse than mature sows.
Recommendation: Three sources of charge material were mentioned--primary ingot and sows; internally produced secondary material, including sows, gates, risers and returned castings; and machining chips.
In sow stalls, the female pigs are trapped, unable to even turn around, for their entire 16-week pregnancy and for pregnancy after pregnancy.
A total of 2,404 farrowing records during the period 2009 to 2012 from 585 Large White x Danish Landrace sows were collected.
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.