June 4th, 2020: On Wednesday 24th June 14:00 CEST the webinar ‘Hyperprolific sow: farrowing process, piglet vitality and immunity’ will be available to watch online.
The webinar will be hosted by David Saornil, DVM, Product Manager, Swine applications, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, France. The expert giving the presentation will be Claudio OLIVIERO, DVM, Adjunct Professor of Diseases, Reproduction and Herd Health in Pigs at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
What it is about
The use of hyperprolific sow lines has increased litter size considerably in the last 3 decades. Some litters can reach up to 18-20 piglets being a major challenge for the sow’s physiology. The increased number of piglets born per litter:
– Prolongs the duration of farrowing
– Decreases piglet vitality and average birth weight
– Increases piglet birth weight variations
– Increases competition for colostrum intake
– Has a negative impact on piglet survival
Appropriate management of late gestation, farrowing, and lactation are important keys to improve piglets’ survival and growth.
Following Prof. Oliviero’s lecture, Fernando Bravo de Laguna will present a study conducted in Spain with hyperprolific sows evaluating the benefits of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii CNCM I-1079 supplementation around farrowing.
About the expert
Claudio Oliviero, DVM, is Adjunct Professor of Diseases, Reproduction and Herd Health in Pigs at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
His main field of research includes parturition, early lactation, and neonatal piglets’ vitality. Lately, he has been conducting research on the interactions between colostrum, intestinal microbiota, and immunity in sows and piglets.
Claudio Oliviero achieved a Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Perugia – Italy in 2000. In 2010 he defended the Ph.D. thesis titled: ‘Successful farrowing in sow’ at the University of Helsinki – Finland in 2010, and in 2011 he was appointed clinical teacher in swine diseases by this University.
Register for the webinar, HERE.
Visit the Lallemand Animal Nutrition website, HERE.