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A longitudinal study of unweaned piglets raised by smallholder farmers in the Philippines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15967246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We conducted a longitudinal study to obtain detailed baseline information about the health and productivity of unweaned piglets raised by smallholder pig raisers in the Philippines, and to identify constraints and opportunities to smallholder-piglet production. At two sites in the Philippines, we collected data about 242 litters from 173 sows in 102 herds during on-farm visits over 12-18 months. Preweaning mortality at the northern and southern sites was 17 and 9%, respectively. Of the piglet deaths at the northern site, 49% occurred within 24h of birth. Pig raisers used few of the recognised interventions known to reduce neonatal piglet mortality, although >50% of litters were given iron injections at the northern site and kept in a farrowing pen with a barrier at the southern site. Creep feeding was more common at the northern site but the nutritive value of the feeds given to piglets was low. We used repeated-measures and time-to-event analyses. Our results suggest that targeted extension (addressing, in particular, management issues relating to neonatal piglets) can contribute to increased productivity of unweaned piglets.
Simon J More; Jenny-Ann L M Lee; Eugene B Lañada; Alberto A Taveros; Basito S Cotiw-an
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-21     Completed Date:  2005-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, PO Box 125, Kenmore 4069, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry*
Animals, Suckling / growth & development*
Longitudinal Studies
Swine / growth & development*
Swine Diseases / epidemiology

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