In the Pig Topics Magazine (edition 34 number 4 (2019), p. 21), XVET had the chance to share some knowledge and information on its product Pro-Start, which helps piglets to have a powerful start.

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One of the most important factors that determines piglet livability and performance through all stages of fattening is the quantity of colostrum that piglets receive during the first hours after farrowing. This is especially important as piglets are born without colostrum contains antibodies, specific to the particular farm. With today´s highly prolific sows and litter numbers up to 13 live-born piglets, there is considerable competition between siblings for the sows teats in order to receive as much colostrum as possible.

In order to mobilize also weaker piglets directly after birth, XVET has developed Pro-Start. The product is applied with a pump directly to the mouth of the piglet and contains vitamins, soy bean oil, probiotic bacteria and immunoglobulins from whole egg powder. Fast available energy coming from the fatty acids of soy bean oil and from niacin enables piglets to move to the sow and suckle.

Furthermore, immunoglobulins, Enterococcus faecium and Vitamins A, E and K help piglets’ immunity as additional support.