The Weaning Winners program from Perstorp addresses key nutritional risks. This strategy provides the piglet with an exogenous and endogenous defense shield that will act like multiple lines of defense to ultimately reduce the risk of PWD.
As contaminated feed can lead to reduced animal performance, feed safety is essential to all of us and begins with a clean production system. Water is also an essential element in nutrition and can be a large source of infection and disease. Taking care of water supply and quality is vital for having healthy and high-performing livestock.
Gut health & performance
Well-being, growth and performance in swine depends to a large extent on the health of the gastrointestinal tract. During weaning, the digestive and absorptive capacity of the gastrointestinal tract is compromised due to simultaneous nutritional, psychological and physical stressors.
These stressors impact the immune response and the integrity of the intestinal barrier and tight junctions, exacerbating the inflammation. Thus, making the piglet more susceptible to enteric infections.
The use of organic acids in weaned piglet’s nutrition is associated with reduced pathogenic viability by creating a hostile environment and improving protein digestion. Butyric acid has been shown to support the animal in coping with these issues by improving villi development, gut integrity, supporting the intestinal microbiome and regulating natural defenses.
Our products that support the piglet during the weaning process are: