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Ellis: No Magic Bullet to Reduce Pre-Wean Mortality

Feb 25, 2020

Video: Ellis: No Magic Bullet to Reduce Pre-Wean Mortality

Pre-wean mortality has increased over the last 15 years, and it’s a major concern for US pork producers and veterinarians. In fact, producers lose a bigger proportion of their production in the first 3 weeks of life than they do in the rest of the entire production cycle, Mike Ellis, PhD, a professor at the University of Illinois, told Pig Health Today. Estimates report pre-weaning mortality at about 15% of all piglets born, he said.