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Pregnancy Scanning in Sows

27 March 2020
Type Press Release

The first video in a series by the Teagasc Pig Development Department is on “Pregnancy Scanning a Sow” Tomas Ryan farm manager in the Teagasc Pig Research Facility goes through the procedure.

The Teagasc Pig Development Department have put together the first skills video on “Pregnancy Scanning a Sow”. This video is part of a series of skills videos and factsheets. 

Tomas Ryan farm manager in the Teagasc Pig Research Facility outlines:

  • the '3 week' system used in the Pig Development Department in Teagasc Moorepark. 
  • the type of scanner used in the scanning process and what it identifies. 
  • a common mistake made in scanning a sow 
  • what happens with the pregnant and non-pregnant sows once scanned.

The video was taken in the Teagasc Pig  Research Facility by Amy Quinn