‘All disease begins in the gut’
A healthy gut is the basis of a healthy animal; the approach towards gut health however changes depending on the piglet’s stage of life.
During the short period in the farrowing house, piglet nutrition mainly focusses on creating a healthy gut which is prepared for the stressful moment of weaning. After weaning this focus shifts from creating gut health towards preserving a healthy gut. The latter approach was the reason for Agrimprove to develop a third generation of fiber; Vitafibra.
Healthy pigs = lower feed cost
Piglets after weaning are facing a lot of different challenges. All these challenges together very often result diarrhea during the first 2 weeks after weaning. In the later phase of the nursery the gut is still challenged; however the symptoms of diarrhea are not visible anymore.
In this period piglets still lose a lot of energy by reacting with their immune system on these subclinical intestinal challenges. Saving this energy by using Vitafibra will improve the feed conversion ratio leading to lower feed costs for the farmer.
Main benefits of
- Less E.coli colonisation of the intestine
- Reduced endotoxin pressure leading to lower local inflammation
- Increased performance & health