lead to stressed pigs
Pigs are equipped with relatively few sweat glands and thus, experience heat stress quite early as they are not able to effectively dissipate warmth. A targeted approach is important to decrease the impact of heat stress as much as possible. Modifying the feeding regime therefor plays an important role.
Particularly sows suffer
Milk yield of sows increased during the last decades, however, feed intake has not been increased to the same extent. An energy deficit appears, resulting is reduced milk yield. Rising temperatures (already from 24°C) and in combination with high humidity amplify this effect: feed intake decreases, this to reduce the production metabolic warmth.
Feeding against the energy gap
To avoid unnecessary warmth from metabolic processes, starch should partly be replaced by fat as an energy source (z.B. BEWI-SPRAY® 99 L oder BEWI-PIG® 80 L). By this, performance can be maintained on a high level. It is also important to always ensure a sufficient supply of hygienically safe drinking water.
An better performance can be realized by offering a high quality piglet milk replacer to the litter (e.g. BEWI-MILK® Piglet Premium). This also supplements the milk deficit of the sow.
Furthermore heat stressed piglets can be offered additional electrolytes (e.g. BEWI-SAN Piglet Power), in order to regulate their energy and electrolyte balance. The result: piglets are more vital and healthy, contributing to a more efficient piglet rearing.
- Abbreviated, faster breathing
- Increased water intake
- Reduced feed intake
- Animals are laying outstretched on their side, on heat dissipating material if possible
Our solutions for piglets:
- Premium milk replacer for supplementation of sow milk
- with lactic acid bacteria for the stabilization of the intestinal flora
- for vital and good growing piglets
- Dietary feed supplement offers easily digestible, direct available energy (dextrose, lactose)
- facilitates the electrolyte balance
- ideal supplement for additional fluid intake