Nebraska Swine Report 2006 : The Case Against Evening-Up Litters Until Weaning

By Duane E. Reese, extension swine specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Barbara E. Straw, extension veterinarian, Michigan State University - A literature review on the effect of fostering or moving individual piglets from one litter to another after they are 24 to 48 hours of age was conducted. Late fostering disrupts nursing, increases fighting, and impairs the growth rate of adopted piglets and their littermates.
calendar icon 18 April 2006
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