In this video, Andrew Boschert, Kansas State Univeristy, explains research done to evaluate the effects of injectable iron on newborn piglets.
In this video, Kayla Mills, Purdue University, explains research done to evaluate the effects of different induction protocols on the farrowing process, fetal oxygen supply, colostrum intake, and piglet survival.
In this video, Madie Wensley, Kansas State University, explains the findings of her literature review on pre-weaning strategies that improve feed intake in the immediate post-weaning period.
Colostrum is the first milk produced by the sow and is essential for piglet survival and growth.
Light birthweight, weak piglets and piglets born later in the birth order require additional management to ensure adequate colostrum intake.