Corpus ID: 34092104

Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Sow Reproductive Performance

  title={Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Sow Reproductive Performance},
  author={B. Goodband and M. Tokach and S. Dritz and J. DeRouchey and J. Nelssen},
  • B. Goodband, M. Tokach, +2 authors J. Nelssen
  • Published 2006
  • We are well aware of the problems with overfeeding gestating sows, including the unnecessary expense, potential problems with impaired mammary development, and reduced feed intake in lactation. Over-conditioned sows used to be the main problem on swine farms. In recent years, thin sows have become a more prevalent problem. Too little backfat reserves can reduce reproductive performance and increase sow mortality. Low backfat reserves also can be an animal welfare concern as thin sows have a… CONTINUE READING

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