Mastitis In Sows

Mastitis affects sows and gilts that have farrowed and are feeding piglets or have just weaned their piglets. Signs to look out for include: Teats that are hot to the touch. Teats that are hard and lumpy. Sow not eating. Heavy breathing. Raised temperature. Lethargy in sows. Not standing up. Mastitis needs to be treated … Read more

How To Tell If A Gilt Or Sow Is Pregnant

When a boar and gilt are allowed to run together they will mate when the gilt comes into estrus, but how do you tell if mating has occurred? Hello – I have two gilts and recently purchased a 1-yr old boar. My goal is to breed the gilts, of course. The gilts are of age … Read more