Group-housing of lactating sows

effects on sow health, reproduction and litter performance by Fredrik Hulten

Publisher: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet in Uppsala

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Swine -- Reproduction.,
  • Swine -- Housing.,
  • Sows.

Edition Notes

Series of papers combined to form a doctoral thesis for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.

StatementFredrik Hulten.
SeriesActa Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae -- 27
ContributionsSveriges Lantbruksuniversitet.
The Physical Object
Paginationvarious pagings :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22298536M
ISBN 109157654247

Diagnosis is based on a history of acute lameness or paraplegia in pregnant, lactating, or recently weaned gilts or sows. Sometimes, crepitus can be detected in affected limbs. A neurologic examination can help locate spinal lesions if a sow is paralyzed in the pelvic limbs. Affected sows should be culled or euthanized after an early diagnosis.   Legislation specifying group housing of pregnant sows comes into law in the European Union on January 1, and may follow in other regions, which forces pig producers to review their management methods. This should include a re-evaluation of the sow feeding system, because they can play a huge role in overcoming some of the problems that could arise in group-housed sows. In Europe, housing conditions of sows are currently changing, related with a larger emphasis on pig welfare. As a result, sows are and will be less kept in crates, but more so in loose housing systems (farrowing, lactation) and group housing systems (pregnancy, lactation. Weng RC, Edwards SA, Hsia LC. Effect of individual, group or ESF housing in pregnancy and individual or group housing in lactation on sow behavior. Asian-Aust J Anim Sci ; Gonyou HW. Experiences with alternative methods of sow housing. J Am Vet Med Assoc ; –

  25,, articles and books. group or ESF housing in pregnancy and individual or group housing in lactation on the performance of sows and their piglets. system was located above the stall and adjustable feed boxes connected with plastic pipes to the trough for each sow. The group housing with individual feeding consisted of pens for.   The effects of different housing system on body changes in lactation Criteria Treatment SEM p-value Stall Group No. of lactation sows 40 40 Live body weight (kg) 24 h postpartum 21 days of lactation Changes (0 to 21 d) Backfat thickness (mm) 24 h postpartum Estrus and ovulation can be induced during lactation by temporarily separating the sow and litter 2 and by group-housing lactating sows with boars. 3 Unfortunately, the reproductive response to these strategies are variable and unpredictable. Administering gonadotropins during lactation may induce ovulation more predictably. In the U.S.A., housing for the lactating sow and her piglets can be divided into five main areas. Total confinement, defined as the farrowing crate, houses the highest number of at plus or minus %. Remaining operations house fewer sows with open buildings that .

Get this from a library! The gestating and lactating sow. [Chantal Farmer;] -- The last book on the lactating sow was published over 15 years ago. This new book brings us up to date in current knowledge on the gestating and lactating sow. It covers new and important topics such.

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Group housing of gestating sows is currently replacing individual housing systems around the world. Modern group housing systems allow performance in groups to be equal to that in individual housing systems. e-book - The gestating and lactating sow - ISBN (online only): $ Group-housing of lactating sows book Offers.

For institutional orders. Introduction. Organic piglet production in Sweden is characterized by sows farrowing untethered in individual pens, followed by group housing of sows and piglets in a multi-suckling pen around 14 days post-farrowing and weaned at six weeks post-farrowing [1, 2].However, sows housed in multi-suckling pens may avoid their piglets, leading to less frequent nursing-suckling interaction Cited by: 5.

This new book brings us up to date in current knowledge on the gestating and lactating sow. It covers new and important topics such as conditioning of gilts for optimal reproductive performance, feeding high fibre diets to gestating sows and providing various fat sources in gestation and lactation.

The performance of G and S sows was generally similar, concluded Bohnenkamp and co-authors, although they remarked that weaning weights were lighter for the G housing.

Reference. Bohnenkamp A-l., I. Traulsen, C. Meyer, K. Müller and J. Krieter. Group housing for lactating sows with electronically controlled crates: 1. Group housing of lactating sows has some production disadvantages and somewhat lower productivity would likely have to be expected.

Recordings of behavioural indicators in different housing systems suggest a lower welfare level in stalled animals compared with group-housed ones. By sow housing, the industry refers to the method of housing, penning, and caring for breeding, pregnant or lactating sows.

Most often, the "sow housing issue" refers to how pregnant sows are kept. Commercial use of group housing systems for lactating sows is limited, but the recent transition to group housing during gestation in the EU may result in a renewed interest in such systems.

Therefore, this review aims to identify key factors that may contribute to the success or failure of group housing of lactating sows in comparison with.

The aim of this study was to investigate the behaviour and health of lactating sows kept in a novel group housing system which could be easily installed on commercial farms. The housing system had five farrowing pens without crates, a common area and an area only available for piglets.

Data from 25 sows were collected in five batches. This paper will focus on the effect of isolation and group housing on reproductive physiology of the sow.

The effects of group housing on sow health is discussed in an accompanying paper (Maes et al.unpublished). Group housing during lactation There appears to be a growing need for animal friendly models of grouping sows in Europe [   In lactating sows housed in different environments the nursings of individual sows tend to be highly synchronized in time, probably through acoustic communication (Newberry and Wood-Gush,Wechsler and Brodmann,Maletínská and Špinka,Špinka et al.,Špinka et al.,Illmann et al., ) In group housing nursing.

Modern group housing systems allow performance in groups to be equal to that in individual housing systems. A crucial element in the success of a housing system is the way in which it deals with social (aggressive) interactions of the animals: sows will fight to ascertain their position in the group, or to get access to resources.

The aim was to compare a group housing system (GROUP) and a conventional single housing (SINGLE) for lactating sows with regard to the performance of sows and piglets.

Data of cross-breed sows were collected in 11 batches with 6 sows in GROUP and SINGLE in each batch. The GROUP had single pens ( m(2)) with electronically controlled. Group housing through-out lactation can be divided into two systems: one where the communal area is only available to the sows, and one where the sows and their litters live together in a wider group (van Nieuwamerongen et al.

According to van Nieuwameron-gen (), group housing of sows during lactation is closer to. Sow BW change (overall mean: ± kg over the d lactation period) and average daily DM intake (overall mean: ± and ± kg/d, early and peak lactation, respectively.

The sows were fed one of two dietary feeding regimes from lactation d 2 and throughout lactation. The 1-diet feeding regime represented the Danish feeding standards and recommendations.

The new 2-diet regime supplied sows feed and nutrients (ME and AA) according to their individual requirements for maintenance and milk production. lactating sows providing MJ of DE/kg, % CP, and % crude fiber (Table 1).

The diet was provided for ad libitum consumption from the first day of lac-tation until weaning. During gestation and lactation, feed refusals were weighed daily and actual feed intakes calculated.

Sows were weighed on the second and the th day. Group housing of sows during gestation is mandatory in the EU since Compared to housing in individual crates, group housing allows the animals to express normal activity and behavior.

The present paper discusses the impact of group housing on health, with emphasis on lameness, aggression and possible spread of infectious diseases.

The prevalence of lameness is generally higher in sows. Sows in group housing usually require more floor space to maintain productivity and welfare compared with sows kept in individual gestation stalls.

Reaching a balance of floor space allowance to maintain animal welfare without compromising sow inventory and total production from the barn can be tricky. Chantal Farmer The last book on the lactating sow was published over 15 years ago. This new book brings us up date in current knowledge on the gestating and lactating sow.

It covers new and important topics such as conditioning of gilts for optimal reproductive performance, feeding high fibre diets to gestating sows and providing various fat sources in gestation and lactation.

It is known that increasing the feed intake of weaned sows in poor body condition improves reproductive performance, but sows in good body condition do not seem to benefit from high feed allowance or from lactation feed during the wean-to-estrus interval (Graham et al., ; Almeida et al., ).

Piglets raised in group housing during lactation weigh g less than in conventional farrowing pens, German On In Piglets. Latest book on gestating and lactating sows published. A new book has recently been published by Wageningen Academic Publishers on gestating and lactating sows.

The aim of this study was to investigate the behaviour and health of lactating sows kept in a novel group housing system which could be easily installed on commercial farms.

The housing system had. Comparison of three different farrowing systems: skin lesions and behaviour of sows with special regard to nursing behaviour in a group housing system for lactating sows - Volume 13 Issue 11 - T.

Nicolaisen, B. Risch, E. Lühken, C. van Meegen, M. Fels, N. Kemper. Dutch report "Group housing for lactating sows: development of pigs raised in a multi-suckling system and weaned abruptly at an age of 4 weeks or gradually at an age of 9 weeks" Andere auteurs.

Publicatie weergeven. Lactation estrus and subsequent fertility in group housed lactating sowsTitle: Postdoctoral Researcher at. Ebner J. Group-housing of lactating sows. Studies on health, behaviour and nest temperature. Master’s Thesis. Report #31, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden.

p 7. Bradshaw RH, Broom DM. Behaviour and performance of sows and piglets in crates and in a Thorstensson system. In: Proceed. Brit. Soc. Anim. Housing lactating sows with piglets in a multi-suckling pen from around 14 days post-farrowing is common practice in Swedish organic piglet production.

However, nursing-suckling interaction is less frequent in multi-suckling pens than in individual farrowing pens, thus affecting piglet performance, e.g., piglet growth.

Moreover, piglet mortality is higher in systems using multi-suckling pens. gestation feeding regimes for sows on lactation feed intake, lactation weight loss and subsequent farrowing rate and litter size’.

In: Book of Abstracts of the COST working group meeting. September 6th-7th, Viborg, Denmark, p Lynch, P.B and Lawlor, P.G., (). ‘Factors affecting voluntary feed intake in the lactating sow’. In: Book. Latest book on gestating and lactating sows published The last book on this topic was published 15 years ago.

The book covers new and important topics such as conditioning of gilts for optimal reproductive performance, feeding high fibre diets to gestating sows and providing various fat sources in gestation and lactation. Feeding the Sow During Lactation. Sows need not be fed for hours after farrowing, but water should be continuously available.

Two or three lb. of a laxative feed may be fed at the first post-farrow feeding; amount of feed should be gradually increased until the maximal feed level is reached as soon as possible after farrowing. Since January 1group housing of sows has been compulsory within the European Union (EU) in all pig holdings with more than ten sows.

Sows and gilts need to be kept in groups from 4 weeks after service to 1 week before the expected time of farrowing (Article 3(4) of Directive //EC on the protection of pigs).

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