Protecting the pig starts with the gut. The development of the gut immunity can dictate the response of the pig to future pathogens. For pig producers, there are several ways to reduce the stress load of the young pig, including starting with a better understanding of the dynamics of the gut and its essential role to the immune system. The gut wall can be considered as a “first line of defence” for bacteria, toxins and endotoxins.
Mashilo Phosa is the Swine team lead at Chemuniqué