Piglet pacifiers may help make early weaning a little easier for little porkers and reduce farmers' production costs. University of Guelph animal scientist Prof. Ian Duncan and graduate student Jeff Rau are developing the pacifier-based feeding system to address growth-related behavior problems in early weaned pigs. The pacifiers -- baby bottle nipples without holes (called "blind" nipples), evenly spaced in the bottoms of weaning pigs' feed troughs -- are central to the system.
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