A note on the influence of an acidified liquid sow-milk replacer on the performance of sucking and early-weaned piglets

Michael Ellis, P. Rowlinson

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Abstract

Litters of piglets were given ad libitum access to a sow-milk replacer (SMR) during lactation (200 g SMR per I) and the 1st week after weaning (100 g SMR per I). Weaning was at 3 and 4 weeks of age in the first and second studies respectively. SMR was readily consumed but was associated with a high incidence of scouring, reduced intakes of creep food, and (in one study) increased mortality. There was a trend towards increased litter weight in the 4-week weaning study only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal Production
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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