Feeding gilts and dry sows liberally to increase energy intake 15 day prior to mating is called flushing. It may be done as follows:
a) Feeding legumes for it supplies more protein mineral and vitamin.
b) Extra allowance of grains.
c) Give multivitamin injection along with flushing.
Feeding extra allowance of grain by about 1 kg before breeding season is called flushing.This is done to increase energy level in diet for increase ovulation rate in gilt and sows, so that they may gain weight from 0.5 kg daily from 2 weeks before breeding season.
ADVANTAGE OF FLUSHING
1) Improvement of physical condition of female.
2)Prompt post wearing oestrus.
3)Increase ovulation rate.
4)Good litter size.
5)High number born.
6)Minimize embryonic losses.