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

  • Ignace Ogoudanan Dotché Department of Animal Production and Health, Laboratory of Animal Biotechnology and Meat Technology, Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, University of Abomey-Calavi http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0245-3420
  • Gabriel Assouan BONOU Agricultural Research Center of Agonkamey, National Institute of Agricultural Research of Benin, 01 BP 884, Cotonou
  • Mahamadou DAHOUDA Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agronomic Science, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 526, Cotonou
  • Nicolas ANTOINE-MOUSSIAUX Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals and Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Vallée 2, Avenue de Cureghem, 4000 Liège
  • Jean-Paul DEHOUX Laboratory of Experimental Surgery, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 55/70, Avenue Hippocrate, 1200, Brussels
  • Guy Apollinaire MENSAH Agricultural Research Center of Agonkamey, National Institute of Agricultural Research of Benin, 01 BP 884, Cotonou
  • Souaïbou FAROUGOU Department of Animal Production and Health, Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009, Cotonou
  • Pierre THILMANT Provincial Center of Productions Animales, Liège (CPL Animal), Rue de Saint Remy, 5 B4601 Argenteau
  • Issaka YOUSSAO ABDOU KARIM Department of Animal Production and Health, Laboratory of Animal Biotechnology and Meat Technology, Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009, Cotonou http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9591-1664
  • Benoit G KOUTINHOUIN Department of Animal Production and Health, Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009, Cotonou

Abstract

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 improvement is discussed.

Published
2020-01-10
How to Cite
DOTCHÉ, Ignace Ogoudanan et al. Reproductive Performances of Local Pigs in West African Countries: A Review. Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 49-55, jan. 2020. ISSN 2090-6277. Available at: <https://advetresearch.com/index.php/AVR/article/view/409>. Date accessed: 10 apr. 2020.
Section
Review Article