Reproductive Management of Swine

Reproductive Management of Swine

Jul 22, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

This course is designed to provide the veterinary practitioner with fundamental information on swine production. Those enrolled in the course will gain the knowledge and analytical skills to accurately describe the context in which certain diseases occur in commercial swine, as well as describe the purpose of, and advantages and disadvantages of such issues of societal concern such as confinement operations, farrowing crates, and intensified husbandry.

Finally, upon completion of this course, practitioners will be able to describe the basic nutritional, immunization, and husbandry needs of pet miniature pigs.

At the end of this module, practitioners should be able to define the following reproductive parameters and characteristics of pigs:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

> age at puberty, estrous cycle length, duration of estrus, breeding and estrus behavior, and gestation length

> list criteria for gilt and boar selection, and describe the available tools for genetic improvement

> describe common breeding strategies and methods of pregnancy diagnosis

> describe the pathogenesis, clinical signs, treatment, & prevention of common causes of abortion in sows

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