Medicated early weaning to obtain pigs free from pathogens endemic in the herd of origin.

@article{Alexander1980MedicatedEW,
  title={Medicated early weaning to obtain pigs free from pathogens endemic in the herd of origin.},
  author={Terry J. Alexander and K W Thornton and G. Daniel Boon and R J Lysons and A F Gush},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1980},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={114-9}
}
A field trial was conducted to assess the value of medicated early weaning for obtaining pigs free from some of the pathogens endemic in their herd of origin. The trial comprised 51 sows from a closed herd, which were farrowed in an isolated farrowing house in seven separate groups. The sows in each group were bred at the same time and induced to farrow on the same day. Their thriftiest piglets were weaned at five days of age and moved to an isolated early-weaning unit. At about six weeks of… CONTINUE READING

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