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Already in the fourth month of gestation, the sow must be prepared for farrowing. The signal for this is lowering the abdomen and increasing the udder. In this crucial period, the expectant mother will need special attention and care from the owners, in particular, enhanced nutrition. Indeed, due to the intensive growth of fruits, the sows organism needs a large amount of nutrients. Therefore, along with barley and oat deytyu feed the animal crushed grass, root and tuber crops and be sure to vitamin and mineral supplements. In the diet of sows it is strictly forbidden to include frozen, rotten, lightly fermented feed, chaff, steamed sunflower caps, as well as rye with an admixture of ergot. You need to prepare the feed in the form of wet bags and give them 3 times a day. A sow must have a separate trough with drinking water. It is impossible to unsolder water whose temperature is below 10 ° C. Pigs before childbirth necessarily release for walks. It is useful for 2-3 weeks before farrowing to start giving with feed 10-15 g of baking soda daily.

On the eve of farrowing, the behavior of the sow changes. She worries and makes a nest out of the litter. Most often farrowing occurs at night. In the pig’s uterus, light contractions of the muscles (contractions) begin, which reveal its neck. This first stage of labor takes 2-6 hours. The second stage (generic) lasts from one and a half to 6 hours.

Pigs are born alternately at intervals of 10-20 minutes. As soon as the pig is born and the umbilical cord breaks, release his nose, mouth and ears from mucus and wipe the body dry, while doing a gentle massage. Process the umbilical cord stump with a solution of iodine or a strong solution of potassium permanganate. If it bleeds, it is tied up with a strong thread moistened with iodine solution. The newborn piglet is applied to the udder, the nipple is put into the mouth, and after it has sucked the mother for several minutes, the baby is placed on the bedding or sacking. When a piglet is born in a fetal coat, it must be immediately broken, otherwise it will suffocate. Sometimes you have to do artificial respiration pig. If this does not help, you must take it by the head and lower it for 4-5 minutes in the warm water (43-45 ° C), and then vigorously rub the body of the newborn.

In the third stage of labor, the placenta is released. It must be immediately removed from the machine, since the sow may eat it, and in the future it may be prone to devouring piglets. She can eat babies during farrowing, as she is very thirsty. To avoid this, in the machine during farrowing should be a trough with clean water.

Sow can crush piglets when lying down (especially against the wall). Since in the first days they are inactive and react weakly, they do not have time to bounce and find themselves between the body of the pig and the floor. To avoid this, make a barrier from a metal pipe or a wooden bar at a height of 25 cm from the floor and retreating from the walls of 20 cm. Piglets can crawl off this barrier when the sow lies down. 10 days after farrowing the barrier can be removed.

If childbirth is delayed, the sow must be brought to some fresh air for some time, massage the udder with it, drink it with sweet water, and when the piglets appear, plant them against the nipples.

During farrowing, strong contractions and attempts can occur, long and almost without pauses. The reason – the wrong location of the fetus, which due to oxygen starvation can die. In such a situation is possible and rupture of the uterus. Therefore, it is advisable to invite a veterinary specialist who, using painkillers, can correct the abnormal position of the fetus and facilitate childbirth.

If veterinary care is not available at the moment, the owner himself may try to correct the presentation of the fetus. We must remember that in the birth canal of a pig a person can enter a hand. But often after the capture of parts of the fetus its removal outside becomes impossible. Therefore, it is more convenient to extract the fruit from sows with the help of rope loops. It is impossible to make great efforts when extracting piglets (with a force of more than one person), since the birth canal rupture may occur. You can not push the fetus into a weak reaction, they do not have time to rebound and end up between the body of the pig and the floor. To avoid this, make a barrier from a metal pipe or a wooden bar at a height of 25 cm from the floor and retreating from the walls of 20 cm. Piglets can crawl off this barrier when the sow lies down. 10 days after farrowing the barrier can be removed.

If childbirth is delayed, the sow must be brought to some fresh air for some time, massage the udder with it, drink it with sweet water, and when the piglets appear, plant them against the nipples.

During farrowing, strong contractions and attempts can occur, long and almost without pauses. The reason – the wrong location of the fetus, which due to oxygen starvation can die. In such a situation is possible and rupture of the uterus. Therefore, it is advisable to invite a veterinary specialist who, using painkillers, can correct the abnormal position of the fetus and facilitate childbirth.

If veterinary care is not available at the moment, the owner himself may try to correct the presentation of the fetus. We must remember that in the birth canal of a pig a person can enter a hand. But often after the capture of parts of the fetus its removal outside becomes impossible. Therefore, it is more convenient to extract the fruit from sows with the help of rope loops. It is impossible to make great efforts when extracting piglets (with a force of more than one person), since the birth canal rupture may occur. You can not push the fetus into the uterus to correct the wrong position, since it is then difficult to capture because of the narrowness of the birth canal and the slippery skin of the fetus. In this case, the birth canal is abundantly irrigated with mucous or oily substances and begins to remove the fetus. In order to facilitate the stretching, a force is applied in an oblique direction, that is, in turn, they pull it by the left or right limb.

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In case of premature discharge of fetal waters, dry delivery may occur. In this case, in the birth canal, it is necessary to introduce mucus fluids (decoction of flaxseed, boiled and cooled to body temperature vegetable or liquid paraffin, soap solution).

In pigs, there is insufficient disclosure of the birth canal as a result of weak contractions in the preparatory stage of labor. When the fetus cannot get out through the incompletely opened cervix, it is noted that the stormy attempts and dryness of the birth canal. You must first give complete rest to the animal. If the cervical spasm does not stop within 15–20 minutes, boil water heated to 45 ° C must be poured into the genital tract for 10 minutes, and then cervical dilatation can be achieved with a massage and gradual insertion of the fingers.

Using these tips, you can try to help your animal, but if you have difficult farrowings, you should always invite a veterinary specialist, often prolonged and difficult births can be prevented if you don’t have pigs at a young age before the onset of physiological maturity (live weight 110-120 kg, age 8.5-9.5 months). If the afterbirth did not separate after 3 hours after the birth of the last piglet, it means that the birth was complicated by the detention of the afterbirth. This can lead to serious consequences and even death of the animal. Necessary assistance in the detention of the placenta can only provide a veterinary specialist.

Cases of piglets eating sows are quite common. Sometimes in this way the whole litter perishes. How to save the kids? Firstly, it is impossible to let in the mating of angry animals, secondly, be sure to include vitamin-mineral supplements in the diet of pregnant sows, thirdly, provide the sow with clean drinking water when the farrowing, fourthly, timely detect and treat breast disease in pigs, fifthly, cut off sharp canines from piglets; sixthly, do not feed raw meat waste to an animal during gestation.

That’s all we wanted to talk about today. We hope, soon your farm will be replenished with strong, healthy and playful piglets.

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