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Managing suckling piglets

Systematics in sucking pig management:


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1. Number of functional teats checked and recorded  
2. A number of  pigs, to leave two fewer piglets than the number of functional teats, are fostered out of a litter  
3. Pigs are fostered only once and within 24 hours after sufficient  colostrum-intake  
4. Suitable pigs are marked, trained and checked  
5. Lying behaviour of piglets checked regularly  
6. Additional nutrition of piglets from d1 onwards after sufficient colostrum intake should be provided  


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