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Effects of farrowing crate floors on health and performance of piglets and sows

Effects of farrowing crate floors on health and performance of piglets and sows

Veterinary Record 121(2): 37-41

Three types of raised perforated floor were compared with floor-level concrete which had perforated flooring at the rear. Piglets on raised perforated floors grew faster to 21 days than pigs on mainly solid floors (205 g/day and 198 g/day, respectively). The mortality in the first 21 days of all pigs born did not differ between raised (18.4%) and mainly solid floors (18.7%) and there were no effects of individual floor types on overall survival or on deaths due to crushing.

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