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on November 17, 2017

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, especially on large farms.

Twenty years ago, early weaning of piglets was defined as 14 and 21 days of age in the U.S. and most of Europe, respectively. Today, weaning ages have advanced to about 21 days in the U.S., and by law, 28 days in the EU (although for the latter, 25 days…

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