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.