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Sows getting a bath before giving birth

Nov 23, 2018

Video: Sows getting a bath before giving birth


Hog farmer Don, from the RM of Ritchot, submitted this video of his sows getting a bath before giving birth (farrowing). As you can tell, the sows really enjoy being scrubbed and bathed. This helps to get the sows nice and clean before they give birth to their litters. Since piglets enter the world with relatively little immunity, this practice helps to keep them healthy by washing off bacteria that their mothers might be carrying on them