Danish legislation Lactating sows Nest-building material Castration: 2 - 7 days after birth Tail-docking: 2 - 4 days after birth Tooth grinding: 0 – 4 days after birth Enrichment material Weaning age (28 days / 21 days)
Lactating sows Increasing sow size –20 % heavier –10 % longer Weaning age up from 4 to 5 weeks 12.5 live born/litter
Lactating sows Crate size Old recommendations –160 x 260 cm New Recommendations –180 x 270 cm
Countdown to farrowing. at least one week before expected farrowing date - to a clean, disinfected and dry farrowing pen - heating lamps Farrowing - normally last 2-3 hours (0,5 – 10 hours) - obstetric assistance. Page 94 - litter adjustment, if necassary
Treatment of piglets -colostrum. (antibodies). - iron supplement ( powder, paste, jelly or injection) - castration - tooth polishing, if necessary - tail docking - ear marking
Piglets -dry feed at the floor from the second week after farrowing - fresh and clean water from the second week of their lives
Recipe for an electrolyte solution - 25 grams of glucose - 9 grams of common salt - 2 spoon of fruit juice - 1 litre of boiled water 1-1,5 litre of electrolyte solution per litter is required twice a day. This must be made on a daily basis. An essentiel reguirement for Succes is good hygiene.
Lactating sow 1 kg mix = 1,07 – 1,1 FU High milk production No weight loos Feed the piglets through the sow Water reguirement for sow 25-35 litres
Mastitis, metritis and agalactia Cause: Unknown Symptoms of importance: Aglactia. Loss of appetite, Constipation, abnorm vaginal dischange, swollen Mammary glands and fever Treatment: Antibiotics and oxytocin Combating and prevention: Good hygiene at farrowing (clean well-littered pens) Diet prior to farrowing.