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A great way to reduce post-weaning diarrhea in newborn piglets

A study from the University of Denmark found that bacteria-free fecal filtrate transplantation (FFT) can reduce Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD), a common occurrence in commercial...

Colostrum- Part 2:Strategies to improve quality

CRAIGE ALLAN* reviews research on nutritional strategies and feeding management, to alter the composition of colostrum. Why is colostrum important? Colostrum provides newborn piglets with the...

Colostrum – Part 1:  Strategies to improve yield

An often overlooked, but important component for improving piglet performance and survival is maximizing colostrum yield. CRAIGE ALLAN* discusses management factors influencing colostrum production. What...

China trial – significant weaning weight improvements

MATHIEU CORTYL* reports a trial in China that further supports previous studies demonstrating the ability of an isotonic solution to stimulate the intestine in...

Strategies to optimize gastrointestinal functionality in piglets

Dr NEIL GANNON* proposes nutritional solutions via piglet feed, with optimum feed recommendations and formulation coupled with anti-nutrient quantity evaluation (e.g., fiber, phytate, mycotoxins,...

The link between gut health and performance

STEPHANIÉ LADIRAT* discusses that a combination of bioactive molecules from plants (phytogenics) and algae (phycogenics), and organic acids, in a double encapsulation technology supports...

Iron deficiency anemia and coccidiosis – an emerging problem in pigs

DANIEL SPERLING and NICOLAS GUERRA* update on the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and coccidiosis, addresses selected risk factors and detail an approach using...

Boosting piglet resilience against post-weaning diarrhea, stress

Following the EU's ban on medicated ZnO in piglet diets, many markets have begun reducing the allowed levels of ZnO—used to control post-weaning diarrhea...

Optimizing digestive efficiency – the key to resilient piglets

NEIL GANNON and LAURENT ROGER* stress that any decrease in performance in the early stages of life compromises pig’s performance in the growing and...

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

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

Piglet health starts in-utero – developing immunocompetency

MARIA WALSH and MARIANA MASIERO* discuss a multi-faceted nutritional approach that targets piglet immune competency via early microbial colonization of the gut and systemic...

Supporting piglet immune status with natural immunoglobulins

The considerable stress piglets go through during weaning often leads to lower feed intake, which leads to an excess of non-digested protein in the...

Nursery – a crucial period for building resilient piglets

The nursery is a crucial period in preparing the piglets for the grow-finish stage. During this period, many issues affect the piglets’ health, and...

Pig Feed QC helps troubleshoot production pain points

Day 3 of Asian Agribiz’s Pig Feed Quality Conference streamed yesterday and focused on ‘Solving the pain points in Asian pig production. Led by...

Pig Feed QC helps troubleshoot production pain points

Day 3 of Asian Agribiz’s Pig Feed Quality Conference streamed yesterday and focused on ‘Solving the pain points in Asian pig production. Led by...

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