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Induction of parturition in the sow

Ruben Decaluwe UGent, Geert Janssens UGent, Ilse Declerck UGent, Aart de Kruif UGent and Dominiek Maes UGent (2012) VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 81(3). p.158-165
abstract
Inducing parturition in the sow can be used to improve farrowing supervision, which may lead to more weaned piglets. However, if not applied properly, it may lead to premature delivery. Therefore, induction of parturition should be performed not earlier than two days before the average gestation length of the sows of a farm. To induce parturition, different protocols, such as single administration of prostaglandins, double administration of prostaglandin with 6-hour interval (split-dose technique) and a combination of prostaglandins and oxytocin 24 hours later, and different administration routes, such as intramuscular injection in the neck region and injection in the vulvar region, can be used. Other strategies exist but they are less effective and/or less frequently used. A single injection of prostaglandins results in 60% of the sows farrowing within working hours (22-32 hours after injection). Using the split-dose technique or the combination of prostaglandins and oxytocin 24 hours later, the percentage increases with 20%. The use of oxytocin however increases the risk of asphyxia in the piglets, especially in case of inappropriate use. Whether farrowing induction should be applied and which protocol used depend on the herd and the preferences of the farmer.
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organization
alternative title
Partusinductie bij de zeug
year
type
journalArticle (review)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
PIGLET PERFORMANCE, FARROWING INDUCTION, BIRTH INTERVALS, OXYTOCIN, SWINE, PROSTAGLANDIN, CLOPROSTENOL, UTERINE, PREGNANCY, DURATION
journal title
VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT
Vlaams Diergeneesk. Tijdschr.
volume
81
issue
3
pages
158 - 165
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000305814000005
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.361 (2012)
JCR rank
107/142 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0303-9021
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
2968643
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2968643
alternative location
http://vdt.ugent.be/code/showupload.php?id=725
date created
2012-08-07 09:27:27
date last changed
2012-08-09 14:38:17
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To induce parturition, different protocols, such as single administration of prostaglandins, double administration of prostaglandin with 6-hour interval (split-dose technique) and a combination of prostaglandins and oxytocin 24 hours later, and different administration routes, such as intramuscular injection in the neck region and injection in the vulvar region, can be used. Other strategies exist but they are less effective and/or less frequently used. 
A single injection of prostaglandins results in 60\% of the sows farrowing within working hours (22-32 hours after injection). Using the split-dose technique or the combination of prostaglandins and oxytocin 24 hours later, the percentage increases with 20\%. The use of oxytocin however increases the risk of asphyxia in the piglets, especially in case of inappropriate use. Whether farrowing induction should be applied and which protocol used depend on the herd and the preferences of the farmer.},
  author       = {Decaluwe, Ruben and Janssens, Geert and Declerck, Ilse and de Kruif, Aart and Maes, Dominiek},
  issn         = {0303-9021},
  journal      = {VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT},
  keyword      = {PIGLET PERFORMANCE,FARROWING INDUCTION,BIRTH INTERVALS,OXYTOCIN,SWINE,PROSTAGLANDIN,CLOPROSTENOL,UTERINE,PREGNANCY,DURATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {158--165},
  title        = {Induction of parturition in the sow},
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  volume       = {81},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Decaluwe, Ruben, Geert Janssens, Ilse Declerck, Aart de Kruif, and Dominiek Maes. 2012. “Induction of Parturition in the Sow.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 81 (3): 158–165.
APA
Decaluwe, R., Janssens, G., Declerck, I., de Kruif, A., & Maes, D. (2012). Induction of parturition in the sow. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 81(3), 158–165.
Vancouver
1.
Decaluwe R, Janssens G, Declerck I, de Kruif A, Maes D. Induction of parturition in the sow. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2012;81(3):158–65.
MLA
Decaluwe, Ruben, Geert Janssens, Ilse Declerck, et al. “Induction of Parturition in the Sow.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 81.3 (2012): 158–165. Print.