Subscribe to Our Newsletters
National Hog Farmer is the source for hog production, management and market news
November 21, 2011
During the first week of weaning, pigs have a reduced growth rate which is related in part to low and variable water and feed intake. Additionally, the newly-weaned pigs’ immune and digestive systems are still maturing, making the piglet more susceptible to enteric antigenic challenges (nutritional or microbial), which can also cause a reduction in feed intake. What are some of these changes in the pigs’ gastrointestinal tract and immunity at weaning, and why are they important?.
You May Also Like
Current Conditions for
Enter a zip code to see the weather conditions for a different location.
This Week in Agribusiness, Feb. 24, 2024Feb 24, 2024
International consumer key to future of US pork industryFeb 23, 2024
Implications of Prop 12 compliance on the farmFeb 23, 2024
Prop 12 journey: Production lessons learnedFeb 23, 2024