Contributions to Improvement of Piglets' Maintenance Conditions

July 2013
Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2013, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p236
Academic Journal
The abandonment as it is possible in alimentation of fodder additives basis on antibiotics and the use of other additives' types, which are not dangerous for animal health and also for human health, represents a permanent preoccupation of animal breeders from European Union. Alternation of classical and modern technologies with aim to obtain healthy and vigorous piglets, which could develop during suckling, represents optimization possibilities in pigs' breeding domain. As the fodder phyto-additives obtained from plants have the advantage that they do not present any danger for animals and humans, in this study we used as bedding in piglets' nests some type of medicinal plants from spontaneous flora. Existing demands from pig breeders with small farms to identify some maintenance and attendance possibilities for piglets, inside biobasis of Pigs' breeding Discipline from Animal Science and Biotechnologies Faculty of UASVM Cluj, we tested on 3 lots of piglets, derived from 3 sows, medicinal plants as bedding in their nests during suckling period. We provided for animals similar conditions to those ones from population farmsteads.


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