Weaning is one of the most stressful times in the commercial pig’s life. During this period, diarrhoea (scour) is a widespread problem, leading to loss of condition and performance, and even death. The piglet’s digestive tract is still immature around the time of weaning and the microflora are naïve. With multiple changes and challenges occurring simultaneously, weaning is a
concentrated stress point in the young piglet’s life. Heidi Hall, Technical Manager for Swine at Anpario, talks about how important it is to manage the weaning process.