Four disadvantages of pigs raised on cement floors

- Jun 25, 2018-


  1. Easy to cause pigs' lack of minerals: Pigs have the habit of arching the soil. They can obtain necessary minerals to meet their normal growth and development needs. However, a solid concrete floor blocks the contact between the pig and the soil. Pigs cannot obtain minerals from the soil and are prone to lack of minerals, resulting in decreased appetite, slow growth, and unsteadiness in the coat. Therefore, when raising pigs in a pig house on a concrete floor, it is necessary to pay attention to the necessary minerals and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine, potassium, sulfur, copper, iron, manganese, iodine, cobalt, and zinc. When feeding concentrate, pay attention to adding salt, bone meal, and green feed, and add 1% of cinder powder.

  2. It is easy to cause iron deficiency anemia in suckling piglets: In the case of low iron stores in the piglets and low iron content in the sow's milk, the suckling piglets cannot get iron through the arched soil due to the barrier of the hard concrete floor. Iron deficiency anemia is prone to occur. For this reason, piglets should be fed once a week with 100 to 200 mg of blood or blood and blood, and 2.5 g of ferrous sulfate and 1 g of copper sulfate in 1000 ml of clean water. drink.

  3. It is easy to cause diarrhea in piglets: the cement floor is a cool ground, and the temperature difference changes greatly. When the piglets lie in the ground, the abdomen is susceptible to cold and diarrhea occurs, which will reduce the resistance of the piglets to various diseases and affect the survival rate. Therefore, when pigs are kept in pig houses on cement floors, attention should be paid to the warmth of the pighouses. Some grass should be placed in the sleeping place of the piglets, and the grass should be frequently turned or replaced to keep the pens clean.

  4. Easy to cause the pig's skin rough and thick: As the cement floor is cooler, the temperature difference changes greatly, especially in the cold winter, the pig must use thickening the skin to maintain body temperature and fight the wear of the ground. Therefore, the fattening pigs reared on the concrete ground floor pighouse have a rough and thick skin, which also has a certain influence on the quality of the pork.