Our ChampionPig© program in post-weaning piglets results in a 28% higher weight gain | PlusVet Animal Health
Weaning is a traumatic time for the young piglet, as the animal faces sudden social, environmental and nutritional stressors. During the first 3 to 4 days post-weaning, it loses weight and may not consume enough feed or water to meet its needs. As a consequence, immediately after weaning there is a significant slowdown on the growth rate, that drops below the genetic potential of the animal. Shortening the post-weaning gap results in many productive and economic benefits, such in a 10% better daily weight gain during the whole nursery period; 7% savings in feed during the nursery and fattening periods; and 8 to 14 days less needed to reach market weight. Within our ChampionPig© program, that focuses on pregnant and lactating sows and piglets until the end of nursery, we have designed a combination of products (PigletPlus© and SupraPlus©) to be used immediately after weaning to promote growth.
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Our ChampionPig© program in post-weaning piglets results in a 28% higher weight gain

Weaning is a traumatic time for the young piglet, as the animal faces sudden social, environmental and nutritional stressors. During the first 3 to 4 days post-weaning, it loses weight and may not consume enough feed or water to meet its needs. As a consequence, immediately after weaning there is a significant slowdown on the growth rate, that drops below the genetic potential of the animal.

Shortening the post-weaning gap results in many productive and economic benefits, such in a 10% better daily weight gain during the whole nursery period; 7% savings in feed during the nursery and fattening periods; and 8 to 14 days less needed to reach market weight.

Within our ChampionPig© program, that focuses on pregnant and lactating sows and piglets until the end of nursery, we have designed a combination of products (PigletPlus© and SupraPlus©0) to be used immediately after weaning to promote growth.

In the following trial, the effects of our program have been confirmed.

Conditions of the trial

Animals: post-weaning piglets, from day 21th to 30th of age.

Feed: starter feed coming from the same manufacturer and same batch for trial and control groups. Trial group has been added PigletPlus©.

Health programs: The trial group was treated with SupraPlus© in the drinking water. Other health products were the same for both groups.

Management conditions: the same for trial and control groups.

Feed intake was not possible to record due to technical reasons.

Results

Conclusions

The ChampionPig© program (combination of PigletPlus© in feed and SupraPlus© in drinking water)  resulted in a 28% better weight gain.

Average daily weight gain in the ChampionPig© group was 292 g/day, compared to 228 g/day in control group.  There are many studies that relate a higher average daily weight gain post-weaning to a faster growth during nursery and fattening period, a better FCR during fattening and to less days needed to reach slaughter weight.

Products of choice

PigletPlus© is intended to maintain and improve digestive health. It 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 gut.
  • Immunostimulant and antioxidant plant extracts.
  • Silicates with mycotoxin binding function.

It is especially useful in cases of bacterial diarrhea during the suckling and post weaning period, and to promote growth in all ages.

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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