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Intestinal Problems for Piglets

Intestinal Problems for Piglets

Pig Progress is proud to announce another webinar to its schedule: on November 16, 2016, a range of speakers will dive deeper into the theme of ‘Intestinal problems for piglets’.   The webinar will be recorded live from the animal husbandry show EuroTier 2016, in Hanover, Germany. That is going to be the place where the webinar will be recorded – and audience is welcome!   The webinar, which starts at 10 am and will last to 11.30 am, will feature 4 knowledgeable speakers.
Moderator: Vincent ter Beek, editor Pig Progress Partners:

Top-5 Gut Problems for Piglets

Speaker: Doris Höltig, Veterinarian, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover
Enteric diseases, including the development of diarrhoea, are an often seen problem in raising piglets, causing severe economic losses due to premature death, reduced piglet performance as well as accumulating costs from treatment and diagnostic measures. Which pathogens are the 5 most common plagues for the intestines of young pigs – and why is their course of disease often much more dramatic? 

Focus on Prevention

Speaker: Lars Sangill Andersen, Nutritionist, Hamlet Protein
When talking gut health in young animals mostly the thoughts fall on Vaccines, medicated feed perhaps, probiotics, prebiotics, acids phytogenic additives. But how about modelling gut health with the main feed ingredients used in the feed? The reason many specialty feed ingredients finds their way to piglet feeds is obviously that there is a need for providing specific nutrients or avoiding specific anti nutrients. So by selecting a better combination of raw materials it may be possible to control at least partly a large improvement in animal gut health.

Influencing gut health through feeding

Speaker: Jacob Dall, Technical manager, swine nutrition, Vitfoss
Post-weaning piglets are responsible for a large proportion of the zinc oxide and antibiotic consumption for pigs. Future demand to reduce this consumption makes controlling gut health in piglets more and more important. Targeted use of functional feed components on top of the strict nutritional needs helps optimizing the intestinal health through maturation of the intestinal wall and manipulation of the gut microbiome. The presentation will focus on the influence of fibres and other carbohydrates on the microbiota in the large intestine.

Pathogenic pressure, how to improve performance in piglets

Speaker: Ann-Christin Månsson, Business development manager, Perstorp
Diet, stress level and environmental management is some of the factors which impacts the piglet’s susceptibility to pathogens. To increase the resistance against pathogens and maximize performance, the piglet needs to have a healthy and well-functioning GIT. One way to promote this is through some feed additives which has an impact on the gut integrity and bacterial control. This we will let you know more about during the webinar.  
Good to know: the webinar is the first in a series of 2 webinars on the theme of ‘Gut health in piglets’. The second webinar is themed ‘Healthy guts, healthy piglets’, and will be broadcast on that same day, Wednesday, November 16, between 12.45 and 2.15 pm, Central European Time.   The webinar will last one and a half hour and will start on November 16, at 10 am Central European Time. This corresponds to e.g. 4 am Atlanta, Georgia, 7 am São Paulo, Brazil, 12 am in Moscow, Russia, 4 pm in Bangkok, Thailand and 5 pm in Beijing, China. For anyone who is unable to follow the webinar, it will be available for streaming at any other date at a later moment. Join our experts, attendance is free.



November 2016

This webinar has already occurred and is no longer available.