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causes of piglet death were determined for 569 piglets that died between birth and weaning out ofa total of2388 born over the second to fourth parity in 124 yorkshire and 109 Yorkshire x Lacombe sow litters. Eight specific causes ofdeath were identified. starvation, crushing by the sow and stillbirths were the three main causes. unidentified causes and piglets euthanized largely because of sow death or injury were of secondary importance. Exposure, congenital abnormalities and disease were ofdoi:10.4141/cjas87-053 fatcat:a2mfdiqpgzfxlbsuvfpqpmm3ee