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Nuscience products effective against streptococcus

mon, 25 feb 2013
Streptococcus is a much discussed topic in the pig stable. Streptococcus suis is a confrontational problem for pig farmers: lame piglets, piglets in the aisle, high mortality rate and a source of continuous worry. ‘Streptococcus’ is a bacteria with many aspects of infection, both in terms of the number of types of S. suis, the number of virulence factors, the mode of entry into the body, the symptoms and measures that have to be taken simultaneously to counteract problems.

In addition to inspecting the pig farming operations and farm management (using a checklist), the feed management should also be carefully looked at. It is important to prevent a decrease in feed intake and to pay attention to gut health. Nuscience can make a positive difference in this respect through its high-quality piglet feed range - piglets will become accustomed early to solid feed intake, the feed intake will increase prior to and after weaning and the gut will remain healthy after weaning.

In addition, Nuscience supplies the feed ingredient “C-vita” that has an antibacterial effect in the gastrointestinal tract. This is a special mixture of medium-chain fatty acids especially formulated to reduce the virulence and kill pathogens. C-vita has already been successfully used in various countries success in the prevention and cure of streptococcal infections. The final feed costs are relatively low. We will be pleased to provide you with more information.