Sow management

SwineCast 1063, ATM - Sow Mortality Considerations

SwineCast 1063 Show Notes:

  • The 'At The Meeting' team returns: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Tom Wetzell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) , and Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services) are joined by Dr. John Deen, Professor of Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, to review current understanding of sow mortality.

SwineCast 1045, Moving the Needle on Piglet Survivability

SwineCast 1045 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference, we learn about moving the needle on piglet survivability with Kurt Nagel, Director of Sow Production, Belstra Milling Company Inc. Kurt details several of the key factors on calculating piglet survivability and challenges producers by asking if they have the right tools.
  • One area, with respect to pre-weaning mortality, that can bring the biggest change is how to handle fall behind pigs. Kurt says they don't have the "right answer" but it is an area where Belstra Milling continues to focus.

Improving Sow Survivability

Improving Sow SurvivabilityImproving Sow Survivability Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, presents a look at sow mortality, especially due to prolapses. This is an ongoing research project that has collected raw data from over 100 farms. One of the key observations is that there is significant variation across farms. Follow-on activity includes projects at high & low incidence farms plus designing & employing on farm mitigation studies [video].

Dr. Bradley, Dr. Stalder, Dr. Hahn, and Dr. Bergstrom - Improve Sow Health And Sow Productivity


Improve Sow Health And Sow Productivity - Dr. Casey Bradley, DSM; Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University; Dr. Joseph Hahn, DSM; and Dr. Jonathan Bergstrom, DSM, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1031, The Squeal - The Importance Of Gilt Selection

SwineCast 1031 Show Notes:
  • In this episode by PIC on the importance of gilt selection, Dr. Ken Stalder (Swine Genetics Specialist, Iowa State University), Malcolm Turley (PIC Gene Transfer Supply Account Manager), and Marlon Tafs (PIC Quality Assurance Manager), talk about how to best setup the gilt selection operating environment, employee training, and evaluation criteria.

Dr. George Foxcroft - Sow Lifetime Productivity


Sow Lifetime Productivity - Dr. George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Canada, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Jason Ross - Improving Sow Survivability


Improving Sow Survivability - Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1022, Dr. Tom Gillespie says leadership and technology are key to the future pig care

SwineCast 1022 Show Notes:

What Is Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0?

Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0 Dr. Aaron Lower, Carthage Vet Service, presents information on the next advances to Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) [video].

What You Should Know About Sow Mortalities

Sow Mortalities DiscussionSow Mortalities Discussion Dr. Henry Johnson and Dr. Brad Leuwerke, Swine Vet Center, shared the details on the serious impacts sow mortality can have on farms. They highlight causes of sow mortality and recommended steps to reduce it. One key activity is to always do necropsies to learn more about the disease symptoms and to better identify them before they become a problem [video].
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