29 Jun Bridge the post-weaning gap and boost growth by 30%
The period immediately after weaning is an important time in piglet’s life and has a big impact on future performance. Healthy piglets that are eating and growing well will not suffer the “post-weaning growth gap” and will reach market weight faster.
PlusVet Animal Health developed SupraPlus©, a liquid cocktail of phyto-active ingredients with bactericidal affects, that has been proven to have a positive impact on the digestive function of weaned piglets.
A number of large farms are already using SupraPlus© in post-weaning period, replacing more traditional products such as antibiotics or multi-vitamins, and achieving satisfactory results in terms of health and productivity.
1. CONDITIONS OF THE TRIAL
The trial is conducted in two houses in the same farm, each house hosting one repetition.
House 1 (repetition 1) has piglets weaned at day 27th, 177 pig as the experimental group and 178 pigs as the control group. House 2 (repetition 2) has piglets weaned at day 23rd, 181 pig as the experimental group and 173 pigs as the control group.
SupraPlus©, contains marjoram and cinnamon.
The piglets of trial and experimental groups are administered antibiotic injections under veterinary criteria whenever there is severe diarrhea.
1.2.1 Experimental groups are administered SupraPlus© every day through drinking water.
1.2.2 Management, nutrition, health programs, housing conditions, etc are the same for both trial and control groups of each repetition.
1.2.3 Duration of the trial: 11 days.
Moreover, the use of SupraPlus© could also benefit the future performance of the animals: several studies demonstrate how the average daily weight gain during the first week post-weaning impacts the performance in later stages:
Following the data described in the table above, we calculated that the potential savings of the groups treated with SupraPlus© during fattening period would be 20 kg of feed per pig, which is approximately 9.6 USD/pig at the current price of feed for fattening pigs.
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SupraPlus© is intended to maintain and improve digestive health and to improve hydration in poultry, ruminants and swine of all ages. It is given through drinking water and is formulated with synergistic ingredients:
- Bactericidal and fungicidal plant extracts, combined with organic acids for better effectiveness, that reduce the number of pathogenic microbes in the digestive system.
- Plant extracts with prebiotic effect, that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
- Electrolytes to maintain hydration
- Sugars that are quickly absorbed and can be easily used as a energy source
- Vitamin E
It is especially useful during the first week of life, to promote a healthy development of the digestive system and improve hydration; in case of digestive diseases, to improve gut health and restore the levels of electrolytes; in episodes of heat stress, to prevent digestive problems, restore the levels of electrolytes and fight with the body oxidation caused by free radicals.
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