Heavier piglets by enriching sow diets
Piglet performance can be increased through good management of the sow, whereof feed is an important factor.
At birth, when piglets are fully dependent on their mother’s milk, lactating sows struggle to deliver nutrients to piglets and at the same time fulfil their own body requirements, especially when the sows’ consumption itself is not sufficient. Therefore, a healthy digestive tract is needed to promote an efficient utilization of feed. Moreover, since about 70% of the immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), it is of the utmost importance to stimulate optimal gut health. One of the possibilities to stimulate gut health is to include specific feed additives.
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