Tonisity Px can dramatically improve overall weight gain by helping pigs stay on their feed as they move from the farrowing crate to larger nursery pens.
Weaning can be a difficult time for young piglets, affecting them both physiologically and behaviorally and can often result in weight loss and mortality. When Tonisity Px is mixed with dry feed to make the Px-gruel, piglets will recognize the familiar (and delicious) taste, thereby maintaining their average daily gain throughout the first week after weaning.
Starting from 2-3 days before weaning, supply the Tonisity Px solution so that the animals can get acquainted with the highly palatable Px flavor. As weaning occurs during the 2-3 day period, this same solution is combined with creep feed to form the Px-gruel, effectively relieving the starvation period that pigs will often undergo during this time.
Ensures pigs transition faster and easier, resulting in added weight gain post-weaning
Enables producers to get more pigs off to a healthy start
Decreases gut pH and supports proper metabolic function of intestinal cells
Supports gut health and aids in feed transitions even during times of stress, including scouring
In all situations, 500 mL (1 pint) of 3% Px solution per litter should be given for at least 2 days before weaning. This will give the intestinal enterocytes an energy boost and will also acquaint the pigs with the taste and smell of Px.
At least one day before weaning, start gruel to help pigs transition through weaning.
3% Px Solution
25 kg gruel
15 lb gruel
Once the gruel is made, give the following amounts
If piglets have been given creep feed in farrowing, give 2.5 kg (5 lb) gruel / litter the day before weaning followed by 20 kg (45 lb) gruel per 100 pigs in weaning pens for another 2-3 days.
If piglets have NOT had access to creep feed in farrowing, give 1 kg (~ 2 lb) of gruel / litter the day before weaning followed by 20 kg (45 lb) gruel per 100 pigs in weaning pens for another 2-3 days.
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Always read and follow all label directions. Px dry powder should not be fed prior to proper mixing. Buyers and trial participants assume all responsibility for proper use, storage and handling of this product.