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Webinar: Hyperprolific sow: farrowing process, piglet vitality and immunity

Webinar: Hyperprolific sow: farrowing process, piglet vitality and immunity

Expert: Claudio OLIVIERODVM, Adjunct Professor of Diseases, Reproduction and Herd Health in Pigs at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

Host: David SAORNIL, DVM, Product Manager, Swine applications, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, France.

Duration: 1 hour


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 presented a study conducted in Spain with hyperprolific sows evaluating the benefits of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii CNCM I-1079 supplementation around farrowing.

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Published Jun 18, 2020 | Updated Dec 20, 2023

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