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Synonyms for farrowing

the production of a litter of pigs

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Three sows (20%) in the MPA100 group began farrowing before IVD removal.
The use of IVDs was tested in a commercial swine herd to establish a protocol to prevent farrowing on weekends.
Farrowing supervision is a mandatory practice to reduce the loss of newborn piglets in swine breeding herds, but requires a full-time presence of workers in the maternity, increasing expenses with labour.
Currently, programmed farrowing is mainly based on the use of luteolytic drugs, which induce labor approximately 24h after administration (KING & WATHES, 1989).
Sows were weaned at 28 days after farrowing and returned to their original gestation system.
Detailed behavioral observations were carried at the following times in the reproductive cycle: i) on the first day when gilts were allocated to each housing treatment, ii) day of service, iii) 80 days after service, iv) 109 days after service, immediately after transfer to farrowing crates, v) 24 hours before farrowing, vi) day of farrowing, vii) 14 days after farrowing, viii) 27 days after farrowing and ix) 28 days after farrowing, immediately after weaning.
Separate analyses were carried out to compare the 4 treatment combinations, or pooled data for the different dry sow housing systems and farrowing systems.
An activity peak was apparent just before farrowing, followed by a high level of inactivity on the day of farrowing.
HERD PROFILE FOCUS IMPROVEMENTS ON All herds Lower wean age, increase average parity and matings/service Low PPSY Breeding techniques: Farrowing rate and nonproductive days Medium PPSY Breeding techniques: Farrowing rate and nonproductive days Litter size High PPSY Breeding techniques: Farrowing rate and nonproductive days Litter size Preweaning mortality
A farrowing barn worker who has been delivered sows with 12 pigs/litter has the tools to wean a very high number of PPSY.
In this example, the farrowing rate is a fraction (0.
Farrowing barns and pastures have a certain number of crates or huts to fill.
These effects can be explained by the housing system changes combined with different space allowances between pregnancy and farrowing accommodation.
There is a tendency for sows which are fatter at farrowing, as were gilts from the ESF system, to lose more fat during lactation (Spoolder et al.
When considering the effects of farrowing system on sow performance, the differences in mean body weight before farrowing can be explained by the residual effects of pregnancy housing treatments.