Transport

Prepare for the Journey

Transport / Px Benefits

During transit, pigs are exposed to various stressors (space restrictions, travel conditions and transit time), which can affect their overall health and well-being. Tonisity Px is currently being used to provide support and hydration during these stressful periods to ensure pigs arrive in the best possible condition.

Use Tonisity Px before and after transport, especially in weaning pigs, to facilitate a quicker transition to normal feeding behaviors and improve their hydration.

Quicker Transition to Normal Feed

Improves baby pig health and survivability, leading to fewer deaths and removals

Coping with Stress
and Dehydration

Enables producers to get more pigs off to a healthy start

Take a look at the supporting evidence from our trials

Px Science

Transport / Using Px

To make up the 3% solution, it’s as simple as mixing 310g (2 level 155g scoops) of Tonisity Px with 10 litres of fresh, potable drinking water.

Starting 24-48 hours after birth and for the next 7 days, give 500 mL (1 pint) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per litter per day in a clean pan or trough. Ensure that piglets have received sufficient colostrum and have access to fresh water. Prepare fresh liquid Tonisity Px solution and clean the pans or troughs daily.

Pre-Departure

Give newly weaned pigs 4 liters ( ~ 1 US gallon) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per 100 pigs for 1-2 days before transport begins.

Arrival

Give newly weaned pigs 4 liters ( ~ 1 US gallon) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per 100 pigs on arrival at the nursery or wean / finish site. Repeat again in 1 to 4 hours, for a minimum of 2 doses.Newly weaned pigs traveling for extended periods of time may become more dehydrated and require more liquid Tonisity Px solution.

Follow this by using Tonisity Px-gruel in a step-down approach over the next 3-4 days.

Pre-Slaughter

For finished pigs destined for slaughter, give 1 liter ( ~ 1 US quart) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per pig prior to transport.

Caution! Make sure to prepare fresh Tonisity Px solution daily with fresh, potable drinking water and clean pans!

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