In some relatively large-scale farms, they are self-propagating and self-breeding. This is not only convenient for the management of piglets, but also conducive to saving breeding costs. This year, with the price of pigs rising and piglets remaining high, the advantages of these self-breeding and self-breeding farms are undoubtedly relatively large. The management of piglets after birth is the most critical link in the whole pig raising process, which is related to the success or failure of breeding. So what kind of work should be done in time after the piglet is born? Let’s take a look at the key points of piglet management after birth.
Relevant treatment after birth
The milk secreted by sows within 24 hours after delivery is called colostrum, which is rich in immunoglobulins, which are absorbed by piglets into the In the blood, it can form an effective disease resistance function in piglets. In addition, breast milk also contains a lot of fat, sugar and protein, and these nutrients are also easily digested and absorbed by piglets.
In order to improve the disease resistance of piglets and promote their healthy and rapid development, piglets must eat colostrum within 2 hours after birth. For piglets who are hungry and have limited nutrient storage in their bodies, drinking colostrum in time is the key to improving disease resistance and reducing death.
After the piglets are born 1-2 days later, their teeth and tails will be cut, and the male piglets will be castrated after 7 days. When cutting teeth and docking tails for castration, it is necessary to disinfect the wounds of piglets and the instruments used to prevent infection.
Do a good job of immunization and iron supplementation
After weaning, piglets lose the antibodies provided by breast milk, and their own immunity has not yet been established. At this time, the resistance to diseases is very weak , once attacked by pathogenic bacteria, it is easy to get sick. Especially in warm climates, pathogenic bacteria are more likely to breed, so we must do a good job in sanitation and epidemic prevention to protect piglets from pathogenic bacteria as much as possible.
The above are the more important management tasks after the piglets are born. Getting breast milk in time can help the piglets expel meconium, gain resistance and reduce the occurrence of death. After the piglets are born, tail docking and castration are done in time according to their physical condition, so as to facilitate subsequent feeding and management. (Source: A Code of Raising Pigs)