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Synonyms for farrowing

the production of a litter of pigs

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In each of four replicates, six crossbred (Yorkshire x Hampshire) confirmed pregnant (transabdominal ultrasound) sows (n=24) were washed and placed into individual farrowing crates (2.0 m x 1.5 m) within a farrowing room (7.5 m x 6.5 m x 4 m) five days prior to their expected farrowing date.
We observed that the integron class 1 predominated in the later stages of pig production, while class 2 was more frequent in sows and farrowing crate stage, possibly reflecting the mother's bacterial load which changes over the weeks.
Piglet mortality on British farms using farrowing crates runs high at 13%, but can be lower abroad.
As opposed to farrowing crates, farrowing pens allow more expression of natural instincts related to farrowing, such as nesting behaviors.
HORROR: One piglet is crushed as othersrace to suckle mum in a farrowing crate' PAIN: Sore caused by the metal crate' DISCARDED: Dead animals in a skip
The farrowing crate is a metal cage in which sows are confined a week before giving birth and remain imprisoned until their pig lets are 3-4 weeks old.
Sows in the level pen crushed more piglets than did sows in the level crate, confirming why the industry moved to the farrowing crate (Table 14-10).
suffering Pig with a big, open sore on its side is held in a farrowing crate
Xin, "Responses of Piglets to Creep Heat Type and Location in Farrowing Crate," Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol.
The confined sows stayed in the farrowing crate in the period between weaning of the last litter and transportation to the slaughterhouse.
The full-height guardrails (bars from a standard farrowing crate flared outward) surrounding the sow gives the piglets protection from crushing--the greatest cause of piglet deaths in every environment examined.
Farrowing crate A crate or cage in which a sow is placed at time of farrowing.
In addition, sows in the farrowing crate had greater difficulties in lying down during the first day, and this damaging motion, i.e., pressure and sliding, was related to higher frequency of limb lesions (Boyle et al., 2002).
After 110 days of gestation, gilts were all moved to farrowing crate (2.50 x 1.80 [m.sup.2]).
The temperature and relative air humidity, inside and outside the farrowing crate were recorded every 30 min, during the experimental period, using a digital thermo-hygrometer.