Investigating stillbirth and neonatal mortality in pigs
Lead Applicant: Robert Friendship
Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare
Program Type: Tier 1
Funding Cycle: 2021/2022
Research Centre: Arkell Swine Research Facility
Research Summary: This research aims to determine if the use of NSAIDS (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) as a form of pain control would be beneficial for sows with risk factors associated with stillbirths and difficulty farrowing, subsequently reducing stress and pain experienced by the sow, improving animal welfare and improving nursing behaviour post-farrowing.