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.

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