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Pig Nutrition

The latest pig nutrition and feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from the editors of Pig International magazine to help swine producers raise disease-free livestock and provide a balance of nutrients to meet the ever-changing health needs of sows, piglets, gilts, boars and hogs.


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 process, gut morphology and digestive barrier function.
Weaning is one of the most stressful events in pig farming and can represent a true bottleneck in pig production. As the industry faces continued pressure to reduce antimicrobial use, the animals’ digestive microflora is gaining importance.
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Using egg immunoglobulins to enhance piglet survivability

The number of healthy piglets weaned is the most important factor for the calculation of profit in piglet production, so it has to be pursued as high as possible.
Losses in the farrowing unit normally occur during the first seven days of life as piglets are born with nearly no immune protection. The intake of immunoglobulins out of colostrum therefore is of vital importance.
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Nukamel, ASN to develop, sell piglet feeds in Latin America

Agreement includes milk replacers, dairy ingredients and creep feeds for piglet production
Nukamel and Alternative Swine Nutrition (ASN) have signed an agreement for the development and sale of feeding concepts for high-productive piglet feeding systems in Latin America.
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How to formulate energy-rich diets for growing piglets

Energy is the most expensive, critical and essential nutrient in any pig feed, and a nutrient that is used to prorate all other nutrients because pigs will consume feed first to satisfy their energy needs.
Energy is the most expensive nutrient in a piglet diet. Although energy is a physical property and not a nutrient (that is, a chemically distinctive compound), it is often regarded as such for simplicity.
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