Pigs: Action for Productivity No 15: Hospital and Recovery Pen Management

A guide designed to be used in conjunction with farm health plans to aid management of sick and injured pigs.

Year of Publication2008

The management of sick or injured pigs can be challenging, but also highly rewarding. The care of sick or injured stock requires suitable facilities, appropriate nutrition, good nursing and treatment. Use this guide in conjunction with farm health plans to review hospital/recovery pen management and facilities. Targets are improved recovery rates, lower mortality rates and improved staff morale. Areas covered include; management guidelines, facilities, nutrition and water, what the stock person needs, nursing, getting the unit organised and dealing with recovered pigs.

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