I was recently told by a neighbouring smallholder that a good tip to help prevent mastitis in a sow when weaning the piglets is when the piglets are weaned (about 8 weeks old) from the sow leave the runt with the sow.
- This will help to stop the sow from getting mastitis as the runt will drink the sows milk and stop the sow from drying up too quickly and the teats becoming infected.
- The runt will grow well and quickly on the sow’s milk.
If you have any advice for helping to prevent mastitis in sow’s at weaning time then please leave a comment.
A useful book for a new pig keeper and breeder is the book Starting With Pigs by Andy Case.
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