During the Day One Pig Care program, you will learn to
Developed especially for a sow farm, Day One Pig Careis training provided in English and Spanish that teaches best practices for:
Do you know approximately how much time should pass between the birth of each piglet during farrowing?This helps employees understand normal and abnormal situations, how to identify at-risk sows, and quickly manage problems.
Why is it important to keep piglets warm immediately after birth?Being dried off and given access to a heat source helps give them a healthy start.
What steps should you take to make sure piglets get the colostrum they need to thrive?While getting piglets to colostrum is important, so is assessing the health of the sow's teats.
The training is provided in both English and Spanish and includes a 30-minute conference with the production manager and veterinarian two weeks prior to the session.
The five-hour program takes place at the sow farm and includes time spent in the classroom, in-barn in the farrowing room, troubleshooting, and a wrap-up with key stakeholders.
$625 per person, minimum of six people, suggested maximum of 15 participants.
As you evaluate your plans and goals, consider how you can improve the health of your pigs and your bottom line by reducing preweaning mortality rates and working more efficiently. For more information on Day One Pig Care, contact your Zoetis representative.