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Six ways pig unit works with minimal zinc and antibiotics use


Source: Helen Brothwell, UK Farmer’s Weekly, 10 May 2021, photo credit: Intelligent Living

Ensuring good gut health in piglets pre- and post-weaning is the foundation for lifetime health and performance on Harper Adams University’s 230-sow farrow-to-finish unit.

The unit, which operates as a commercially independent enterprise and a teaching and research facility, has not used medicinal levels of zinc oxide at weaning for many years. Antibiotics use is also minimal, at 5.1mg/kg for the past quarter.
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