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close this bookBasic Husbandry Practices and Veterinary Care (IIRR, 1996, 60 p.)
View the documentForeword
View the documentBody parts of farm animals
View the documentNames of farm animals
View the documentFarm animals and their young
View the documentLivestock production
View the documentReproduction of poultry
View the documentBreeding
View the documentCare of calves and kids at birth
View the documentCare of piglets
View the documentFeeding orphaned animals
View the documentNutrition
View the documentDeworming
View the documentVaccination
View the documentCastration
View the documentHoof trimming
View the documentDehorning
View the documentClipping milk teeth of piglets
View the documentDisinfection of pen and equipment
View the documentWaste management and disposal
View the documentPesticides

Clipping milk teeth of piglets

Newborn piglets have 4 pairs of sharp teeth, 2 pairs on the lower and upper jaws.

Clipping these teeth will reduce the incidence of injury to the udder of the row and to the other piglets.

1. Clip teeth close to the gums.


2. Smoothen the clipped edges using a nail cutter or clipper.

Items needed

- Clipper or
- Nail cutter