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Health and welfare management of high prolific sows
Authors: Papatsiros, Vasileios
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > ANIMAL HEALTH
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL PRODUCTION
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > VETERINARY MEDICINE
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > VETERINARY MEDICINE > ANIMAL PATHOLOGY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > VETERINARY MEDICINE > LARGE ANIMAL PRACTICE
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > VETERINARY MEDICINE > VETERINARY CLINICS
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS > VETERINARY MEDICINE > VETERINARY PATHOLOGY
Keywords:
Porcine Medicine
Porcine herd health management
Pig Behaviour
Pig production
Welfare
High prolific sows
Sow
Piglet
Increased litter size
Colostrum
Milk
Health problems
Description:
Abstract:
In recent decades, significant changes have taken place in the "philosophy" of pig production, with a direct impact on the productive and reproductive parameters of sows, and consequently on the management of farms worldwide. More specifically, pig farming has focused mainly on the genetic improvement of sows to create high prolific sows, with the aim of increasing the size of the calving group, as well as the rapid growth capacity of fattening pigs. These new directions are accompanied by significant changes and effects on the health and welfare of sows and their piglets. Veterinary Science is called upon to contribute both to the utilization of the genetic improvement of pigs (increased multiplicity, rapid growth capacity) and the treatment of its effects on the health, welfare and productivity of pigs. In this direction, research in Veterinary Science is evolving rapidly, utilizing innovative tools and technological development. Increased litter size in modern industrial farms is a key goal of pig farmers and veterinarians. The handbook aims to support undergraduate students and professional veterinarians both in understanding pathology issues and the management of high prolific sows, and in managing the effects of increased litter size on their health and welfare. In particular, this textbook analyzes: 1) pathophysiological and environmental risk factors for the health and welfare of high prolific sows, 2) effects of the increased litter size on the health and welfare of the sows, 3) the importance and the characteristics of the colostrum/milk, 4) health problems of the newborn piglets with increased litter size and 5) treatment of the effects of the increased litter size on the health and welfare of the piglets.
Linguistic Editors: Nika, Eleni
Graphic Editors: Dimolas, Dinos
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-08-5
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-43
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8436
Bibliographic Reference: Papatsiros, V. (2022). Health and welfare management of high prolific sows [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-43
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. The challenge of high prolific sows in modern pig farming
2. Pathophysiological and environmental risk factors for the health and welfare of high prolific sows
3. Effects of increased litter size on the health and welfare of sows
4. The importance and characteristics of colostrum/milk in modern pig farming
5. Health problems of newborn piglets associated with increased litter size
6. Managing the effects of increased litter size on the health and welfare of piglets and sows
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions