Management Economics

Danger to Piglets Due to Crushing Can Be Reduced by the Use of a Simulated Udder

Authors
  • D. C. Lay (Iowa State University)
  • M. F. Haussmann (Iowa State University)
  • H. S. Buchanan (Iowa State University)
  • Michael J. Daniels (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Data collected during this study show that an object that has the smell of the sows udder, a relatively soft texture, and warmth is more effective than a heat lamp alone at drawing piglets away from the sow and into a safe area. Much more research is necessary to perfect the design and increase the probablity that pigs will use this attractant soon after birth.

Keywords: ASL R1584

How to Cite:

Lay, D. C., Haussmann, M. F., Buchanan, H. S. & Daniels, M. J., (1999) “Danger to Piglets Due to Crushing Can Be Reduced by the Use of a Simulated Udder”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999
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