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Use of Protected Benzoic Acid on Weaned Piglets’ Diet

Dietary zinc oxide at a pharmacological dose has been an effective tool in reducing incidents of post-weaning diarrhea in piglets. Supporting piglets through the post-weaning phase is important as it sets a foundation for lifetime performance. But, rules that went into effect in Europe in 2022 – and new considerations around the world – are forcing pig producers in certain areas to turn away from zinc oxide and seek new nutritional tools to battle this common but potentially damaging part of piglet life. In this article, Global Swine Solutions Senior Manager Dr. Marisol Castillo explains how specific organic acids may be the answer producers are seeking. Research shows this feed additive not only reduces incidents of diarrhea, it also positively impacts piglet average daily gain and feed conversion ratio. Learn more now.

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