The ban of medicated ZnO in piglet diets – consequences and solutions

Since the EU banned the medicinal use of zinc oxide in 2022, other markets are also reducing the levels allowed in piglet diets. Pig producers need to consider other strategies to control post-weaning diarrhea.

DENISE CARDOSO, TIM GOOSSENS and VISHWAS GOWDA* discuss some nutritional strategies to increase the resilience of piglets against post-weaning stress.


Weaning is a stressful period during swine production, and post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is among the most common and expensive pig...

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