Husbandry and management practices in farrowing units II. Lactation

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Husbandry and management practices in farrowing units II. Lactation

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Emilio Magallón Botaya, Alberto García Flores, Roberto Bautista Moreno, Boris Alonso Sánchez, José Ignacio Cano Latorre, Patricia Prieto Martínez y Pablo Magallón Verde.
Release date: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-16315-10-9
Pages: 200
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 17 x 24

After providing a comprehensive review of the fundamental aspects of farrowing (physiology, facilities, organisation, etc.) in the first volume, in this second volume the authors focus on the next phase, lactation. From the technical and physiological aspects that affect both the mother and the piglet, to production targets, feeding, health programmes on the farm or personnel management. These are topics that will undoubtedly be helpful in the daily practice of professional veterinary surgeons. As in the previous volume, the authors have achieved a very practical book with rigorous contents, based on their experience and technical literature, accompanied by a large amount of visual material to complement the information given.

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Emilio Magallón (coordinator)

He is a member of Anaporc (Spanish Scientific Swine Production Association) and founding member of the AVPA (Association of Swine Veterinary Practitioners of Aragon).

Alberto Garcia Flores

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Zaragoza, Spain, with a specialisation in Animal Medicine and Health.

Roberto Bautista

Since 1997 he has been working for livestock production companies. In the swine sector he has worked as a veterinary surgeon for Inga Food, S.A., where he has been in charge of the technical, economic and clinical management of sow farms and fattening units for more than 15 years.

Boris Alonso

From 2001 to 2007, he was responsible for the management of pig fattening and breeding farms and since 2007 he has been working for the Technical Veterinary Service of Inga Food, S.A., in the region of Aragon.

Other authors

José Ignacio Cano, Silvia Almenara, Patricia Prieto, Pablo Magallón

1. Introduction

2. Technical and physiological considerations regarding lactation
	Natural behaviour of the sow and piglet during lactation
		Nursing
		Behaviour of the sow in the
		farrowing room
		Weaning
	Physiology of lactation
		Mammary gland formation
		Anatomical review of the mammary gland
		Number and type of teats
		Endocrinology of lactation
		Lactogenesis
		Maintenance of lactation (galactopoiesis)
		Milk ejection
		Lactation curve and milk production
		Phases of nursing
		Composition of colostrum
		Composition of milk
	Physiology of the suckling piglet
		Mortality at birth-weaning
		Hierarchy
		Play
	Physiology of weaning
		Hormonal changes in the sow
		Age at weaning
		Weight at weaning and growth curve
		Weaning and stress in the piglet

3. Environmental control
	Environmental requirements of the lactating sow and piglet
	Environmental control systems
	Animal welfare requirements

4. Feeding of the lactating sow and piglet
	Key concepts of nutrition
		Feed requirements
		Water requirements
		Feeding of the lactating sow
		Types of feed
		Feeding curves
	Feeding of the suckling piglet
		Creep feed
		Milk replacers
		Yoghurt
		Gel
		Other dietary supplements
	Body condition monitoring systems
		Visual monitoring
		Body condition scoring
		Individual weight control with scales
		Control of back fat thickness
		Weight control using a measuring tape

5. Lactating sow management
	Management practices during lactation
	Different management strategies: cross-fostering, nurse sows, artificial lactations, complete lactations

6. Suckling piglet management
	Piglet management
	Processing of piglets: teeth clipping, tail docking,
	identification...
	Main piglet management procedures
		Castration
		Inguinal hernia surgery

7. Cross-fostering management
	Introduction
	Partial cross-fostering
	Shunt fostering

8. Weaning management
	Sow weaning management
	Piglet weaning management
	Age at weaning
	Types of weaning. Partial weaning

9. Health programmes
	Health strategy
	Main diseases of the lactating sow
		Mastitis
		Digestive problems
		Joint problems
		Demineralisations
	Main diseases of the piglet
		Diarrhoeic problems
		Parasitic problems
		Coccidia
		Ascaris
		Exudative epidermitis
		Meningitis
		Others
	Biosafety
		Prophylactic programmes
		Vaccines for the sow and piglet
		Antiparasitic treatments
		Systematic treatments

10. Personnel management
Necessary aspects for correct personnel management
	Selection
	Education
	Motivation
	Training
	Planning
	Responsibility
	Communication
	Staff turnover
	Teamwork
	Working with objectives
	Work health and safety

11. Production targets during lactation
	Concept of present sow
	Concept of productive sow at first service
	Concept of productive sow at first farrowing
		Farrowing per sow and year
	Weaned piglets per litter
	Productivity per sow and year
		Present sow
		Productive sow at first service
		Productive sow at farrowing

12. Conclusions

13. Reference list

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Husbandry and management practices in farrowing units II. Lactation

Husbandry and management practices in farrowing units II. Lactation

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Emilio Magallón Botaya, Alberto García Flores, Roberto Bautista Moreno, Boris Alonso Sánchez, José Ignacio Cano Latorre, Patricia Prieto Martínez y Pablo Magallón Verde.
Release date: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-16315-10-9
Pages: 200
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 17 x 24

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