Pigs - (2 1cc of Injectible Iron(born with anemia(3 Remove...

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Rachel Golub October 5 th , 2006 Quick question…Whats the difference between Estrus and Estrous? - Estrous – the entire cycle - Estrus – the standing heat Pigs Gilt   pig before farrowing Sow   pig after farrowing Barrow   male after castrating Boar   male before castrating 72 hour heat period (breed before the first 48 hours) Average litter size = 8-12 piglets (hoping 10 will be alive) Average weight = 2.2 lbs.  Too big:   it puts more pressure on the mom  Too small:   poor survivability Replacement Gilts: o Good mothering ability o Litter size (8-12) o 16 teats, evenly spaced #1 most stressful time in a pigs life: - BIRTH #2:  Weaning #3:  Slaughter At birth: (1) Cut umbilical cord, dip in iodine
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Unformatted text preview: (2) 1cc of Injectible Iron (born with anemia) (3) Remove needle teeth (very sharp) (4) Dock the tail (becomes a chew toy) (5) Notch the ears (identification) Weaning take mom away from the babies-do not feed mom for 1 day-we want to dry her up Pecking order – the bigger the pig, he’s the boss! Slaughter = 220 lbs. (age doesn’t matter) PSE Pale Soft Overall term for bad meat (caused by stress) Exidated Diseases to test for: o Brucellosis o CSF – Classical Swine Fever o ASF – African Swine Fever o Pseudorabies Monogastric Omnivorous Animal Interesting fact: Why do pigs roll in the mud? • too cool off...
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