Critical factors impacting pre-weaning piglet health

As sows have become much more prolific in the last few decades, this has resulted in a significant increase in the total number of piglets born and the total number of pigs weaned.
calendar icon 30 June 2021
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A group of piglets that lay piled together because they are too cold. In contrast, when baby pigs lie completely apart it’s likely because it's too warm.
A group of piglets that lay piled together because they are too cold. In contrast, when baby pigs lie completely apart it’s likely because it's too warm.

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