Sow Postural Changes, Responsiveness to Piglet Screams and Their Impact on Piglet Mortality in Farrowing Pens and Crates

Research in the Czech Republic reveals that there was no significant difference in piglet crushing or mortality when sows farrowed in standard crates or in pens. Piglets born in pens were heavier on the day after birth and at weaning than those in farrowing crates.
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