Measuring piglet vitality

Dr Emma Baxter, a pig specialist and researcher at SRUC, advocates measuring piglet vitality at birth to inform decisions about early piglet interventions.  

This has led Dr Baxter, in conjunction with Lallemand Animal Nutrition, to develop a piglet vitality scoring system, which you can now request a PDF copy of by filling in the form on this page. 

What will you find inside the vitality scorecard? 

A simple to follow system is based on a score of 1–4 (1 being stillborn and 4 being good vitality) and should be used within 15 seconds of birth

Visual aid tool to help identify healthy and compromised piglets

Easy to follow top tips for using the scorecard 

Please complete the form below to download our scorecard.


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Published Jun 21, 2023 | Updated Jul 4, 2023

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