Swine it # 48: Early pig growth and lifetime performance - Dr Sadie Douglas

calendar icon 20 July 2020
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"There are a number of different strategies available to benefit these slow growing pigs that we identify early on. It should be a combined strategy rather than one particular intervention. You should be focusing on these pigs at several different points during their early life, in order to get the best of catching up."

-Dr Sadie Douglas.-

Our guest is 𝗗𝗿 𝗦𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀. Dr Douglas completed her MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals in 2009 and before that a BSc in Bioveterinary Science, both at the Royal Veterinary College, London. She also took a Ph.D. on the management and nutrition of lightweight pigs at Newcastle University.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

What you will learn:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • The top 3 lessons from all her research;
  • The most important risk factors associated with poor lifetime growth performance;
  • Thoughts on variability;
  • Thoughts on compensatory growth;
  • What can producers implement based on her studies;
  • Thoughts on cross-fostering;

Márcio Gonçalves

Founder of Swine it
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