Swine it #121: Introducing gilts into the sow herd - strategies and challenges - Dr. Keith Aljets

calendar icon 11 December 2021
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Gilt development has been a struggle in the industry for years. In a sow operation it is often regarded as one of the most important pieces, as the largest group of animals bred are typically gilts. In his talk with Dr. Greiner, Dr. Keith Aljets discusses some of the most difficult challenges with gilt development, and important factors we need to consider when trying to overcome these hurdles.

"𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘪𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺?" - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗞𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗹𝗷𝗲𝘁𝘀

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

1. Gilt development
2. Key points on gilt introduction
3. What’s the best strategy to bring gilts in
4. Managing health protocols for gilts
5. Recommendations for Mycoplasma exposure
6. Other challenges for gilt introduction
7. The “must do” in gilt development
8. Sow mortality
9. PCV-2
10. PCV-2 virus detection
11. Key points

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Keith Aljets began working at Veterinary Medical Center in 1990 after graduating from the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He continued his education beyond a DVM and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 1998. Dr. Aljets' primary focuses are in swine production medicine and sow farm management.

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