Management of Pregnant Göttingen Minipigs and Their Litter
When planning a juvenile study with dosing start as early as PND1 onwards, you will need to have pregnant sows delivered to your facility. That will require a fair bit of preparation and you need to be sure that you are up to the task. This guide gives you an overview of how to prepare for delivery, taking care of the sows, and what to do at farrowing time. It explains how to cross foster, points out key elements, and what to watch out for up to weaning and the weeks after. It provides vital data for the study planning, like duration of gestation, expected litter size, and feeding schedules. Suggestions for creating comfortable quarters for the sow and piglets before, during, and after farrowing are likewise included.
However, taking care of pregnant and newborn minipigs is complex and not all relevant information can be conveyed by a written note. Therefore, we also offer practical training at our facility or a visit to your facility by one of our staff members to make sure you will be successful with the project. Please contact us for further information.
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