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VITAL - zinc free

VITAL consists of a range of diets, specially developed to support the piglet in the absence of therapeutic levels of zinc, support and balance the microbiome and reduce the risk of scouring whilst maintaining feed intake and maximising performance.

What are the benefits in using VITAL?

  • Use of highly palatable and digestible ingredients to promote good early feed intake and maximised performance
  • Nutripower+ technology which incorporates knowledge of protein and starch digestion kinetics that ensures nutrients are carefully tailored to the piglet's needs
  • Includes a probiotic, prebiotic, acids and fibres to promote gut development and health and support immune function
  • Improves feed utilisation and reduces the risk of scouring

Feeding recommendations

  • The VITAL diets can be introduced to piglets from 5 days prior to weaning or as a follow on to prestarter.
  • Piglets will typically be fed between 1-3 kg of VITAL before introducing a second stage diet.
  • It is best practice to transition between diets over a period of 2 days in order to ensure minimal disruption to feed intake.
  • VITAL should be fed on a little and often basis (ideally 3-5 times daily) in a clean, dry feeder. Stale and leftover feed should be removed at regular intervals. It can also be fed as a gruel.

Think VITAL for the nutritional solution to zero zinc.

Zinc oxide has been typically used in feeds to prevent two piglet health problems, post-weaning diarrhoea, and bowel oedema disease.

The gap left by the removal of zinc in piglet feeds needs to be managed through a combination of considerations and great nutrition plays a critical role.

We’re on hand to support our customers through the transition to zero zinc.

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The key features and benefits of VITAL

VITAL, the latest addition to the successful VIDA piglet range from ForFarmers, consists of a range of diets each designed for your piglets’ specific health and performance requirements and challenges.

VITAL is proven to support piglet gut health, and match weight gain and feed.

It is easy to use and formulated with key additives to:

  • promote piglet gut health
  • reduce looseness
  • promote efficient use of nutrients in the feed
  • A unique combination of highly digestible nutrients and balanced mineral levels avoid gut disorder and looseness.
  • Optimised dietary protein and amino acids levels reduce undigested protein reaching the hind gut: limiting the chances of dysbiosis.
  • Nutripower technology uses knowledge of digestion kinetics of fibre, starch and protein to ensure good gut health.
  • Progut FX enhances, replenishes and rebalances the gut with positive microbiota.

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