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Performance of gestating sows in bedded hoop barns and confinement stalls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17224459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of gestation housing systems on sow and litter performance were evaluated for 2.5 yr in southwest Iowa. Gestation housing system treatments were as follows: 1) individual gestation stalls in a mechanically ventilated confinement building with a partially slatted floor and a manure flush system and 2) group pens with individual feed stalls in deep-bedded, naturally ventilated hoop barns. In all, 957 litters from 353 sows were evaluated. Number of pigs born alive per litter differed for the 2 housing treatments (P = 0.002). Sows gestated in hoop barns gave birth to more live pigs per litter (10.0 +/- 0.2 pigs) than sows gestated in stalls (9.3 +/- 0.2 pigs). Preweaning mortality was not different for the 2 housing treatments (P = 0.70). Cross-fostering was done to equalize litter size within 24 h of birth, which resulted in an equal number of weaned pigs per sow (P = 0.50) regardless of gestation housing treatment. The weaning-to-breeding interval was different (P = 0.01), with sows kept in stalls (4.3 +/- 0.6 d) returning to estrus sooner than sows gestated in hoop barns (6.0 +/- 0.6 d). These results indicate that gestating sows can be housed as groups in deep-bedded hoop barns equipped with individual feeding stalls and will perform comparably to gestating sows housed in confinement systems with individual gestation stalls.
P J Lammers; M S Honeyman; J W Mabry; J D Harmon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2007-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal science     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1525-3163     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-12     Completed Date:  2007-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003002     Medline TA:  J Anim Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1311-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames 50011, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Housing, Animal*
Swine / physiology*

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