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on July 2, 2019
Nutrition

Nutritional strategies for piglet diets without zinc oxide

While there is no direct replacement, promotion of gut health and immunity helps prevent diarrhea.

Just as for antibiotics, there is no one answer, or additive, to replace zinc oxide in piglet diets. Instead, there needs to be a greater understanding of the causes and contributing factors, to diarrhea at weaning. Key areas of investigation include the intestinal microflora, gut health, immunity and diet digestibility.

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