Zinc oxide: solving one problem but creating another? 

Zinc oxide (ZnO) in pharmacological doses has long been known in the swine industry as an effective way of preventing post-weaning diarrhea (PWD), and controlling E. coli infections in the weaning transition, on one of the most critical stages of the pig’s life.

While ZnO does effectively control PWD, the environmental impact of ZnO leaching into the soil and surrounding waterways has raised important questions about the sustainability of its widespread use. By June 2022, ZnO will only be authorized as a feed additive with a legal limit of 150 ppm total Zn. Veterinarian-prescribed treatments containing high doses of ZnO (2,000 ppm or more) will be discontinued to work towards a ZnO-free production

 

 

Sofia Rengman

Business Development Manager Acid Solutions

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New challenges, new strategies

Non-traditional ways to treat PWD and to support piglets during this transition are urgently needed. These preventive strategies should ideally be holistic, combining optimal nutrition with best biosecurity, management, and health practices. 




Perstorp introduces the Weaning Winners program which acts as multiple lines of defense to ultimately reduce the risk of PWD by:

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