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Care of Sow and Piglets

By Pinoy Farmer | June 10, 2008
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Farrowing to Weaning

The most critical period in the life cycle of a pig is from birth to weaning. On average about two pigs per litter are lost during this period. Poor management is the major contributing factor, although the actual cause may be crushing, bleeding from the navel, anaemia, starvation or disease.

The Sow

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Preparation for Farrowing


It is very important to supervise the farrowing process.

The newborn piglets have three basic requirements, namely:

The following factors should be considered after the sow has farrowed:

Management After Farrowing

Navel Cord

Teeth Clipping

Iron Injection

Tail Docking

Tails and teeth should be clipped before the piglets reach three days of age.

Ear Marking

source : http://www.nda.agric.za

Topics: Livestock | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Care of Sow and Piglets”

  1. jedisith Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    this is a very helpful site especially to those who are in the poultry and livestock business.hope to see more advises and suggestions on other farm animals

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  3. Neil Sarmiento Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I want to learn more about pig breeding i have 2 sows & 6 fattening pigs..

  4. dietmar abiado Says:
    July 11th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    i want to develop and upgrade the level of my piggery farm