Pain Relief in Sows Can Help Reduce Post-Farrowing Activity, Which Could Lead to Reduced Piglet Crushing

dc.contributor.author Haussmann, M.
dc.contributor.author Lay, D.
dc.contributor.author Buchanan, H.
dc.contributor.author Hopper, J.
dc.date 2018-02-13T00:19:30.000
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dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1999
dc.date.embargo 2012-08-18
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.description.abstract <p>Sows lying on their piglets causing them to be crushed is a major cause of piglet mortality. Crushing may be due to increased sow position changes from pressure sores that develop because of hard flooring in farrowing crates. The objective of this study was to determine if administration of an analgesic would allow sows to lie more restfully. Data collected showed that administration of butorphanol tartrate to sows decreased the number of body position changes. If piglet mortality can be decreased by administration of butorphanol, an analgesic protocol that is simple to conduct can be developed. Alternatively, utilization of more comfortable flooring or an increase in sow body fat may be a more practical solution that will allow the sow to lie more comfortably.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/91140
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R1585
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.keywords ASL R1585
dc.title Pain Relief in Sows Can Help Reduce Post-Farrowing Activity, Which Could Lead to Reduced Piglet Crushing
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dc.type.genre management_economics
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