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Piglets A Practical Guide to Successful Piglet Rearing

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Piglets A Practical Guide to Successful Piglet Rearing

Marrit Van Engen, Arnold De Vries & Kees Scheepens

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Author(s): Marrit Van Engen, Arnold De Vries & Kees Scheepens

About The Book

'Piglets' is the newest edition in the well-known Pig Signals® series. It follows the piglet from birth until the moment it arrives on the pork producer's farm. The Pig Signals series currently comprises 'Pig Signals', 'Sows' and 'Finishing Pigs'.

Another title in this series, 'Sows', places the emphasis on producing as many lusty piglets as possible per year. How do you then keep those piglets healthy, so that they can develop into good finishing pigs? This is the subject-matter of 'Piglets', which follows the piglet from birth until the moment it arrives on the pork producer’s farm. 'Piglets' describes in a practical fashion how pig farmers can improve their management, with the goal of producing healthy piglets for finishing.

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Additional Information

Author Marrit Van Engen, Arnold De Vries & Kees Scheepens
Availability In Print
Dimensions 20.4 x 26.5cm
Extent 56pp
ISBN 978-90-8740-032-3
Publication date 2007
Book Type Softcover

Contents

Introduction

1. The glimmer of daylight

  • Uniformity determined at service
  • Finding the ideal farrowing pen
  • The farrowing pen of the future
  • Clean conditions
  • 3 months, 3 weeks and 3, 4 or 5 days?
  • Alive and kicking
  • Off to a flying start
  • Defects and abnormalities
  • Genetically different

2. The first few days

  • Getting straight to the teat
  • Importance of colostrum
  • Never enough antibodies
  • Keeping milk production levels up
  • Too many piglets
  • Russian roulette
  • Too hot, too cold?
  • The piglet will tell you.
  • Treatments and handling
  • Hygiene matters

3. Towards the optimal weaning weight

  • The suckling process
  • Limits on growth
  • Early lessons last a lifetime
  • Supplementary feeding
  • Diarrhoea in the farrowing room
  • Contrary effect of antibiotics
  • Spread of diseases from pen to pen
  • Streptococci
  • Living and learning
  • Inspecting piglets is an art

4. On their own four feet

  • Ready for weaning?
  • Convenience for man and animal
  • Sorting affects growth
  • Room temperature
  • Intestinal villi and feeding
  • Eating after weaning
  • From teat to feeder
  • Liquid feeding increases intakes
  • Inspection and care
  • Teaching hunger strikers to eat

5. Gaining lots of weight

  • A five-star hotel for top piglets
  • Thin bellies and tasty food?!
  • The right choice for piglet and farmer
  • Pamper the piglets a bit
  • Water, essential to life
  • Good disease resistance is a plus
  • Thorough inspection takes time
  • Streptococci hard to spot
  • Undesirable and abnormal behaviour
  • The finishing touch

Index

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