Product helps newly weaned pigs take to water
Newly weaned pigs often struggle taking to water.
Callabria Petrino with swine nutrition company Tonisity says they’ve released a water medicator called PxW that is flavored in a way that “pigs lap it up.”
“In our studies we’ve seen that the pigs can start on early as 30 minutes when they get in the barn, which if you work with baby pigs, getting them to drink anything is almost impossible during that stressful time. So the increased water intake is just impressive.”
Speaking to Brownfield at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, she says trials show with the increased water intake, mortality was reduced.