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Animal Bytes, brought to you by BSAS, is your guide to the latest developments in the world of animal science.

Topics include:

  • Piglet survival key to optimising sow productivity
  • Later weaning not linked to improved piglet health
  • It’s possible to breed for improved piglet pre-weaning survival
  • ‘Active’ and calm sows are less prone to crush their piglets
  • Drinker design key to minimising waste, but not pig performance
  • Zinc-oxide supplemented feed is less palatable to piglets, despite health benefits
  • Dietary protein level can be reduced to cut nitrogen losses