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Risk factors for piglet mortality in Danish organic sow herds

Rangstrup-Christensen, Lena (2017) Risk factors for piglet mortality in Danish organic sow herds. [Risiko faktorer for pattegrise dødelighed i dansk økologisk svineproduktion.] PhD thesis, University of Aarhus, Denmark . . [Completed]

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High piglet mortality is a considerable problem in Danish organic sow herds. The aim of this study was to determine causes of preweaning mortality and to identify risk factors for piglet mortality within the Danish organic pig production. A large-scale study was performed in nine commercial Danish organic sow herds during a one-year period. Data included recordings on piglet mortality in 6000 litters. Moreover, 3000 piglets were necropsied in order to determine the cause of death. The results indicates that it is possible to achieve a lower piglet mortality in the future and that the Danish organic pig production and a high piglet mortality is not inevitably synonymous.

EPrint Type:Thesis
Thesis Type:PhD
Keywords:piglet mortality; Organic pig production
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Denmark > Organic RDD 2 > VIPiglets
Deposited By: Duve, Consultant Linda Rosager
ID Code:33727
Deposited On:12 Sep 2018 08:28
Last Modified:12 Sep 2018 08:28
Document Language:English

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