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Objectives

During the Day One Pig Care program, you will learn to

  • Provide exceptional animal care, such as preparing sows for a successful litter, assisting with farrowing, caring for newborns, identifying at-risk piglets, preventing chilling, optimizing colostrum intake, and cross-fostering.
  • Navigate multicultural relationships between managers and caregivers.

Developed especially for a sow farm, Day One Pig Careis training provided in English and Spanish that teaches best practices for:

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reducing preweaning mOrtality rates

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enhancing animal care practices

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imprOving cOmmunicatiOn between managers and caregivers

dO yOu knOw? Some topics you’ll learn about:

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.

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delivery

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.

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duratiOn

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.

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price

$625 per person, minimum of six people, suggested maximum of 15 participants.

Questions? Contact us

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.

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.