Tonisity Webinar – The Effect of Heat Stress on Lactating Sows

June 10, 2020

This webinar was presented by Jean-Yves Dourmad from the National Institute of Agricultural Research in France (INRAE). With temperatures starting to rise across Europe, Tonisity offered attendees the opportunity to gain expert knowledge on how to spot symptoms of heat stress, the impacts it has on sow performance and identify preventative measures for managing stress in… Continue reading

Give your piglets a good start post weaning by keeping them hydrated

May 22, 2020

Reducing the impact of stress at weaning is essential to maintain the performance your pigs.  A new environment and the initial separation from the sow and the littermates usually leads to the well known ‘Post-Wean Lag’. This is where changes in the weaned pigs’ intestinal biochemistry can contribute to diarrhea, weight loss, a decline in… Continue reading

Effect of supplemental nutrition through an isotonic protein solution provided days 2 to 8 of life on pre-weaning mortality of piglets and their lifetime performance

October 3, 2019

M. Cortyl, A. Carlson, M.Eisenhart, K.Bretey, S.Buzoianu, A.Firth Tonisity International, Dublin, Ireland Standard Nutrition, Omaha NE 68144, USA Tonisity Inc, St. Joseph, MO, 64507, USA Introduction: Right after birth, the small intestine of the piglet goes through tremendous development. This period is described as a “window of opportunity”[1] for nutritional interventions to improve the development… Continue reading

Russian Distributors Customer Meeting – Bodrum, Turkey

September 29, 2019

Photo caption: Presentations during our Russian Distributors customer meeting in Turkey Our Russian distributor PROVET Ltd held the 10th Annual International Symposium «Innovation in Pig Health and Technology of Pig Breeding», in Bodrum, Turkey, from 24th to 27th September. During the week, delegates could discuss the most relevant topics in the field of health and… Continue reading

Tonisity Tips – Sorting by Size and Sick Pens at Weaning

September 27, 2019

At weaning, the variation in weight among a cohort of pigs that only differ 1-2 days in age is around 22-25% when measured by the coefficient of variation. Because of the large variation at weaning, many producers assign weaned pigs to nursery pens based on their relative size. The ‘large’ pigs are placed in pens… Continue reading

Tonisity at SPACE – Rennes, France

September 16, 2019

Photo caption: The Tonisity team at the stand at SPACE SPACE, one of Europe’s largest agricultural and livestock events took place at the Park-Expo in Rennes France this month. SPACE 2019 brought together 1,400 exhibitors from 42 countries, and 105,318 visitors, including 14,706 international visitors from 122 countries. Of the countries represented, Russia brought its… Continue reading

The administration of an isotonic protein drink to piglets in early-life improves the intestinal microbial profile and reduces E. coli occurrence pre-weaning

September 10, 2019

S. G. Buzoianu, M. Cortyl, C. Putrino, W.K. Park, A. M. Firth Tonisity International, Dublin, Ireland; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA; Great Harvest Co. Ltd., Chungju-si, Republic of Korea Introduction: The functional maturation of the pig’s digestive and immune systems immediately post-birth is largely mediated by the colonization with maternal and… Continue reading

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