How to have successful weaning without AGP<br />Kaj Munck<br />Bøgekærgård<br />Faxe, Denmark <br />4 May 2010<br />
Denmark<br />EUROPA<br />
Bøgekærgård<br />Kaj Munck<br />Tornemarksvej 4, Jyderup, 4640 Faxe<br />
Before weaning<br /><ul><li>Never wean pigs below 6.5 kg – never!
Minimum age of weaned pig is 28 days, and never wean sick animals
Use nursing sows
Check for sick pigs every day!</li></li></ul><li>Weaners <br /><ul><li>Feed component must match the age of the pigs
Restrictive feeding especially the first 10-14 days after weaning
Correct housing temperature, dry pens at insertion
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How to have successful weaning without AGP

  1. 1. How to have successful weaning without AGP<br />Kaj Munck<br />Bøgekærgård<br />Faxe, Denmark <br />4 May 2010<br />
  2. 2. Denmark<br />EUROPA<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Bøgekærgård<br />Kaj Munck<br />Tornemarksvej 4, Jyderup, 4640 Faxe<br />
  5. 5. Before weaning<br /><ul><li>Never wean pigs below 6.5 kg – never!
  6. 6. Minimum age of weaned pig is 28 days, and never wean sick animals
  7. 7. Use nursing sows
  8. 8. Check for sick pigs every day!</li></li></ul><li>Weaners <br /><ul><li>Feed component must match the age of the pigs
  9. 9. Restrictive feeding especially the first 10-14 days after weaning
  10. 10. Correct housing temperature, dry pens at insertion
  11. 11. Number of pigs in the pens
  12. 12. No cold draught in the resting area
  13. 13. Floor heating - correct temperature for the pigs
  14. 14. No slurry or slurry gas
  15. 15. Straw for all pigs every day
  16. 16. Check for sick pigs every day!</li></li></ul><li>Finishers <br /><ul><li>Feed components rich in fiber for pigs weighing 30-100 kg
  17. 17. Correct housing temperature, dry pens at insertion
  18. 18. No cold draught in the resting area
  19. 19. Floor heating - correct temperature for the pigs
  20. 20. No slurry or slurry gas
  21. 21. Straw for all pigs every day
  22. 22. Check for sick pigs every day!</li></li></ul><li>Management <br /><ul><li>Sectioned batch operation
  23. 23. AIAO = all-in/all-out
  24. 24. Washing and disinfection between batches
  25. 25. Hygiene – a top priority
  26. 26. All sick pigs in relief pens - very important
  27. 27. Only medication in relief pens
  28. 28. Adding formic acid, lactic acid and propionic acid to water
  29. 29. Probiotics
  30. 30. Zinc oxide 2500 ppm first week after weaning</li></li></ul><li>Management <br />Agreement with the vet<br />Visit every month – inspection report<br />Registration of antibiotics usage since last visit<br />Prescription of antibiotics and vaccines<br />Autopsy of dead pigs<br />Registration of cause of death<br />Faecal samples for testing bacterial resistance towards certain types of antibiotics<br />Training in handling antibiotics<br />
  31. 31. Experiences <br />Handle the pigs <br />the way you want <br />to be handled<br />Farmer-to-farmer exchange of know-how<br />Yearly congress for pig farmers – new knowledge<br />Use of advisers<br />

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