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PigletStart Colostrum

Colostrum is vital! It is the first feed that piglets receive and is necessary for a good start. Colostrum contains many immunoglobulins that are necessary for a good immune system. Immunoglobulins are antibodies in the form of large protein chains that are absorbed in the intestines. Normally, these protein chains cannot pass through the intestinal wall, but they can during the first hours after birth. In addition, colostrum contains a high content of fat and protein. This is important because piglets need a lot of energy immediately after birth to maintain their body temperature. Colostrum should also be administered in sufficient quantity to provide them with moisture.