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on December 12, 2016

Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum

Colostrum is not only the main source of energy for piglets, but it also provides passive immunity.

The consumption of colostrum by piglets is crucial to their survival during the lactation period, from the moment they are born until they are weaned. The animal’s survival chances during this critical period are hindered by inadequate colostrum production by the sow or due to its insufficient consumption by the…

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