Reaching a beneficial intestinal microbiota early in life is desirable for piglets, as microbiota will impact their future health. The contribution of gastrointestinal tract microbiota to pig health and performance, including metabolism of nutrients, stimulation of immune response, and protection is becoming increasingly evident.
There are countless problems associated with early piglet development, yet despite efforts to overcome these, producers leave growth potential, and ultimately money, on the table.
Maternal nutrition can be an important resource to help nursery piglets to thrive. MINTREX® supplementation in sow diets not only increases birthweight, but also improves post-weaning growth rate which altogether gives a mostly needed running start to piglets. See the research here.