Lutalyse or not

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Bigwhiskey
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Lutalyse or not

Post by Bigwhiskey » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:39 pm

I have been reading about showpig producers using Lutalyse on the "due date". What happens if given too early? I have never had a reason to use it, just curious on why. Thanks.

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Re: Lutalyse or not

Post by buckibri » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:33 pm

Pigs born even slightly premature can have reduced survival.

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Re: Lutalyse or not

Post by swi » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 pm

Lut has been used by commercial producers for a long time to farrow when the paid help is around.
I am not one to overuse meds, but I have used lut more and more. My reason is to prevent sows from going over due date and pigs getting bigger and bigger then having farrowing issues. I luted all 8 of my sows/gilts this year for their due date. Farrowed any where from 20 to 32 hours later. I would be lying to say I didn't have any farrowing problems, but compared to other years, significantly fewer. Be totally sure of your due dates.

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