NEW STUDY SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF 2ND SHOTS OF IRON
It is old knowledge that pigs need iron supplements after birth and during the lactation period, as they are born with low iron reserves, have an extremely high growth rate and do not cover their iron needs through sow’s milk.
But now research results from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, USA, show a markedly improved health and growth in pigs that receive 2 shots of iron of 1 ml 200mg/ml:
Increased growth rate
Higher weight when transitioning to climate stables
Improved stomach/intestinal health
Improved energy turnover
Reduction in feed requirements up to 3.6 kg/pig
The result also conclusively shows that without sufficient iron, the pigs’ potential will not be fully utilized – even if the health, management, facilities and genetics are otherwise in order.
Uniferon® has been developed for optimal iron care of the highest quality.
UNIFERON® – IRON CARE IN THE HIGHEST LEAGUE
Uniferon® 200 mg/ml is a ready-to-use iron supplement for piglets that provides documented faster growth*.
Uniferon® was developed by the Danish manufacturer and market leader in injection iron, Pharmacosmos, and aims to promote better health and faster growth – for super league pigs!
The natural formula is free of organic solvents and cyanide, and Uniferon® is globally approved as the only iron supplement of its kind.
See the Uniferon study here
THAT’S HOW MUCH IRON SUPPLEMENT A PIGLET NEEDS
Pigs are born with approx. 50 mg of iron in the body, of which 90% is already bound as hemoglobin. Piglets need 67 mg of iron per kg of growth, and iron supply via sow’s milk is limited to 1-2 mg/day. There is therefore a need to add a minimum of 325 mg of extra iron during the feeding period – which is easily done with 2 shots of Uniferon®.
Uniferon® is in a 20% solution, which has the advantage that each piglet only needs to be injected with 1 ml at a time. It is both easier and without discomfort for the piglet to have such a small volume injected.