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Edi Vianello

This article is based on a new research project by nutritionists, Edi Vianell, from Dr. Eckel.



Stabilizing piglet intestinal health with prebiotics

Research finds prebiotics offer pig producers a chance to improve performance and the bottom line.
Profitable and healthy piglet rearing starts with the proper development of intestinal flora and prebiotics to stimulate the growth of desired micro-organisms and reduce the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the intestinal tract.  However, as intensive livestock husbandry is marked by an early weaning, the development of the gastro intestinal tract is already severely challenged in the first weeks of the young piglets’ life.
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