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.