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Targets for weaned piglet feed intake Targets for weaned piglet feed intake

How much should a weaned piglet eat the first week post-weaning? This highly debated topic is answered from a commercial point of view, balancing potential with

30/12/2016

8 questions to ask when purchasing piglet feeds 8 questions to ask when purchasing piglet feeds

Price should not be the only criterion of a top-end piglet feed. This checklist will provide a guideline to selecting the right feed for the right purpose.

22/12/2016

Piglets need water as much as they need feed Piglets need water as much as they need feed

Providing water to suckling and weaned piglets does not stop at having one water outlet per pen as these animals undergo significant digestive development

20/04/2018

Piglets still need special feeds to overcome early weaning Piglets still need special feeds to overcome early weaning

Despite changes in weaning age, health status and management, piglets still require special feeds to overcome the sudden trauma of early weaning

20/04/2018

How the anti-inflammatory drugs given to sows affect the piglets How the anti-inflammatory drugs given to sows affect the piglets

The primary objective was to investigate the effect on IgG transfer to piglets, piglet mortality and piglet performance.

16/01/2017

How to improve piglet gut health How to improve piglet gut health

Understanding gut health is paramount in designing quality post-weaning piglet diets. Feed intake level determines gut health. Gut immunity is a daily challenge

22/12/2016

6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management 6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management

There are a variety of causes of piglet diarrhea; understanding the factors involved will help producers control it.

22/12/2016

Supplement sow, not piglet diets with feed additives Supplement sow, not piglet diets with feed additives

Early nutritional programming via the maternal diet could be the key to the development and growth of piglets, whereas there is no benefit to supplementing post

12/09/2018

How piglet weaning stresses impact gut health How piglet weaning stresses impact gut health

Weaning is a source of major stress for the piglet, which has consequences on its digestive function including: reduction of feed intake, sub-optimal digestive

07/07/2018

Five possible negative effects of zinc oxide on piglets Five possible negative effects of zinc oxide on piglets

Preventing piglet diarrhea using high levels of zinc oxide often brings about hidden negative consequences.

12/01/2017

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