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.