By Mike A Varley, Julian Wiseman

Weaning represents an important problem to each younger piglet and the luck of the method is essential to the lifetime functionality of the animal. The transition from a liquid vitamin to 1 that's often in accordance with dry nutrients materials is observed by way of significant alterations in digestive body structure, immune prestige and social and actual environments. winning weaning is, for that reason, the most important to potent development, feed potency and the following improvement of the pig. This publication has been constructed from a British Society of Animal technological know-how occasional assembly, held in September 2000. The Weaner Pig: food and Management brings jointly the entire medical disciplines all in favour of the pre- and post-weaning biology of the piglet, focusing on growth/development, nutrients, immunology/health, ethology and the actual surroundings.

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H. R. (1997) Weight and age at weaning influence pancreatic size and enzyme capacity. D. ) Manipulating Pig Production VI. Australasian Pig Science Association, Werribee, Australia, p. 66. , Salimei, E. and Navarotto, L. (1992) Automatic distribution of reconstituted milk to pre-weaning piglets: effect on growth performance. Rivista di Suinicoltura 33, 61–65. C. H. (1997) Supplemental milk around weaning can increase live weight at 120 days of age. D. ) Manipulating Pig Production VI. Australasian Pig Science Association, Werribee, Australia, p.

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6 days). ) and milk in the neonatal period compromises the survival of the piglet and its ability to thrive. Providing supplementary milk to suckling piglets from 10 to 14 days of age and feeding liquid diets during the transition to the post-weaning period appears to be promising in improving piglet performance. The practice needs to be carefully monitored for hygiene reasons and is labour-intensive unless automatic feeding is used. This, and factors initiating and controlling colostrum and milk production by the sow, warrant future extensive research.

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