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sow

(sou)
n.
a. An adult female pig, especially one that has had at least one litter.
b. The adult female of several other animals, such as the bear.

sow

a female pig that has had a litter.

sow mouth
the maxilla is foreshortened and the lower jaw protrudes beyond it.
sow stall
a farrowing stall with limited room for movement but maximum protection for the suckers.
sow thistles
non-productive sow days
the sow is neither lactating nor gestating. Used as a herd measure of management during the period between weaning of the sow and successful mating.
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Sows housed in crates showed NB-like behaviour, such as rooting and biting at steel bars, and frequently changed their body positions, which is known to be associated with inability to express NB behaviour.
At one farm, 20 young adolescent sows and 20 full maturity sows were group-housed during pregnancies, until approximately seven days before farrowing, when they were transferred to farrowing pens, in which straw was provided in the bedding area.
Tim said the biggest difference can be attributed to monitoring all aspects of sow efficiency.
These reviewers typically have a great deal of experience in reviewing SOWs and know common potential trouble spots and pitfalls SOW writers may face.
However, if sows are outside and not managed closely, herd productivity is low.
Timing is everything when transferring baby pigs from their mother to another sow.
The retention rate for parity 3 sows was 88% to 65% and 40% to 28% parity 6 sows (Table 1).
A higher farrowing rate requires fewer sows in the unit to produce the same total number of pigs.
All charge materials, whether ingot, sows or even home scrap, are potentially susceptible to the formation of condensation on the surface.
A total of 64 crossbred sows (Landrace x Yorkshire) in their 3 to 4 parities were allotted to one of four treatments (n = 16) over two consecutive parities, but 5 sows culled in the second (Fourth parity) experiment meant a total of 59 sows applied for the experiment.