Free Selection Guides and Management Posters

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Inject with care

Effective swine health care generally requires animal caretakers to administer injectable medications and vaccines. This poster explains selection of the appropriate needle and syringe for the job, recommended route of administration, and proper needle handling and disposal.
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Conformation & Structural Soundness In Replacement Gilts

These illustrations and photos provide examples of desirable and undesirable skeletal structure and front and rear feet and leg structure...
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Feet & Leg Soundness In Replacement Gilts

These illustrations and photos focus on how toe size, foot size and injuries to legs, knees and hocks affect front and rear leg soundness.
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Reproductive Trait Soundness in Replacement Gilts

Examination of the mammary system and external genitalia is the final step in screening replacement gilts for the breeding herd.
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Gilt Selection Posters: Finnish version

A translated, composite version of our gilt selection posters translated to Finish




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See What you Feel: Delivery Poster

The illustrations show the normal position of the uterus, extending forward as you might examine a sow over the brim of the pelvis.
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Sow & Pig Care – Birth to Weaning

The guidelines outlined in this poster help illustrate the importance of quality care and treatment of the sow before, during and after farrowing, as well as the care, processing and handling of the new litter.
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Sow Body Condition Scoring Chart

To effectively assign subjective body condition scores to sows in the breeding herd, it is critical to understand the points of evaluation and to be able to distinguish between muscle and fat. Within this poster, you will find a skeletal depiction of a sow that will assist you in palpating or visually identifying the critical points of reference used in scoring for body condition.
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Heat Detection

This poster will serve as a valuable teaching tool to review the boar-sow/gilt interactions, the signs of solid, standing heat, and for timing of inseminations to optimize reproductive performance. Used effectively, this tool will serve as a template for heat detection, accurate recording and preparation for insemination to ultimately assist in improving farrowing rate, number born alive and improve sow lifetime productivity.
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Pig Anatomy

The poster of the anatomy of the pig is provided as an educational resource for pork producers. It is intended to portray the general location and appearance of key organs in a normal pig. Be aware that the color and even the shape of organs can vary to a certain point, even in normal, healthy pigs. Producers may choose to refer to this poster while consulting with their veterinarian regarding health issues, or simply to satisfy their curiosity about the locations and functions of the various organs in the pig. The full body photo in the center of the poster shows the normal position of the organs. The organs and cross-sections around the perimeter of the poster are displayed to provide a better perspective of organs partially or totally hidden in the full body display. Your veterinarian can explain the purpose and function of each organ and how various diseases affect them. Organs are labeled in English and Spanish, with the later presented in red.
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Foreign Animal Diseases

Pork producers and veterinarians are the first line of defense against the threat of foreign animal diseases. Clinical signs of foreign animal diseases affecting swine fall into two categories: vesicular diseases (foot-and-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, swine stomatitis, vesicular exanthema) and swine fevers (classical swine fever or hog cholera, African swine fever). Details about incubation periods and clinical signs of these diseases are presented in the attached poster.
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Proper Handling and Movement Techniques

This poster provides guidance for proper handling and moving pigs singly or in groups. At the outset, it is important to understand the pigs’ natural behavior and instincts. The “flight zone” and “point of balance” illustration and footnotes should be understood whenever a person approaches a pig. Other helpful tips, including the use of various sorting tools and driving aids, are presented to ensure pigs are moved carefully, with a minimum of stress for the pigs and those responsible for their safe movement to pens or transport vehicles.
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