rubber floorings in farrowing houses improve sow health
rubber floorings in farrowing houses improve sow health

Rubber coverings in the farrowing house - research results

Shoulder and teat health

Shoulder ulcers - concrete and rubber in comparison

Significantly less shoulder ulcers when sows kept on rubber coverings

Source: Annual Report Danish Pig Production, 2007

→ Significantly less pronounced shoulder ulcers when sows are kept on rubber mats!

 

Shoulder injuries - concrete and rubber in comparison

Considerably reduced shoulder injuries when sows kept on rubber mats

Source: Boku Wien, 2012

→ Significantly reduced shoulder injuries on rubber mats!

 

Teat injuries - concrete and rubber in comparison

Considerably better teat health when sows are kept on rubber coverings

Source: Boku Wien, 2012

→ Considerably better teat health when sows are kept on rubber coverings!

Read the official test report: Boku Wien, 2012 (PDF, 950 kB) »
(The impact of rubber mats on integument disorders of lactating sows housed in farrowing crates of lactating sows housed in farrowing crates - study with BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, 06/2012)

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