October 8, 2008

Researcher suggests hyper-immunised egg powder for healthy piglets


Piglets fed on immunised egg powder could acquire immunity against pathogenic bacteria, according to Dr Ioannis Mavromichalis, General Manager of Ariston Nutrition.


Hyper-immunised egg powder is basically pasteurised eggs derived from hens strongly immunised against specific pathogens that affect piglets post-weaning.


As a result of this hyper-immunisation, eggs produced by these hens are extremely rich in immunoglobulin. The immunoglobulin attach themselves to pathogenic bacteria rendering them harmless to the animal.


According to Dr. Mavromichalis, hyper-immunised egg powder not only minimises the risk of scours post-weaning in piglets, but it can also replace plasma.

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