Articles | Volume 65, issue 4
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 427–438, 2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 427–438, 2022
23 Nov 2022
Review | 23 Nov 2022

Intrinsic challenges of neonatal adaptation in swine

Benjamin Diehl et al.

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Piglet losses in pig farming remain a concern and need to be addressed through the implementation of new sustainable breeding and management strategies. Indeed, piglets are particularly vulnerable in the first days of life. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge on piglet responses during adaptation to life outside the uterus, which is particularly important for improving the vitality of newborn piglets and animal welfare in pig production in various farming systems.