Prepare for the Journey
Transport / Px Benefits
Use Tonisity Px before and after transport, especially in weaning pigs, to facilitate a quicker transition to normal feeding behaviors and improve their hydration.
Transport / Using Px
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.
Give newly weaned pigs 4 liters ( ~ 1 US gallon) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per 100 pigs for 1-2 days before transport begins.
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.
For finished pigs destined for slaughter, give 1 liter ( ~ 1 US quart) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per pig prior to transport.