Reproductive Performances of Local Pigs in West African Countries: A Review

Ignace Ogoudanan Dotché, Gabriel Assouan BONOU, Mahamadou DAHOUDA, Nicolas ANTOINE-MOUSSIAUX, Jean-Paul DEHOUX, Guy Apollinaire MENSAH, Souaïbou FAROUGOU, Pierre THILMANT, Issaka YOUSSAO ABDOU KARIM, Benoit G KOUTINHOUIN
2020 Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research  
The local pig is reared in all West Africa countries, and especially in small farms, playing so an important role in its preservation. This article reviews work done on reproductive performances of local pigs in West Africa. These performances focus on age at puberty, estrus and sex cycle, gestation length, prolificity, viability and growth before piglets weaning. Factors that can influence these parameters are included. Finally, the contribution of animal biotechnology to these performances
more » ... ese performances improvement is discussed.
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