What is Tonisity Pxw WeanBetter?

Tonisity PxW WeanBetter is a new, concentrated solution that is designed to be administered to weaning-age pigs through ordinary water lines.

What problem does it address?

Weaning can be a stressful time for pigs. If they don’t start drinking early, it can lead to weight loss, reduced growth and even mortality. Increased water intake correlates to increased feed intake and Tonisity PxW WeanBetter encourages pigs to drink more during the weaning transition.
Tonisity PxW WeanBetter was carefully formulated to be a complementary product to Tonisity Px. Tonisity PxW WeanBetter works best when used with pigs that were previously exposed to Tonisity Px in farrowing, when they arrive in the nursery or grow/finish barn.

Using Tonisity PxW in your System

Post-weaning


In most operations, piglets are weaned and then moved to a growing facility.

These new environments and the initial separation from their litter and mother, can contribute to weight loss and reduced growth. This problem is called the ‘post weaning growth-pause’ and is associated with changes in pigs’ intestinal biochemistry.

These intestinal changes often result in post-weaning diarrhea which further contributes to weight loss and a decline in appetite and health.

Tonisity PxW WeanBetter was developed to act as a carefully formulated complementary product to Tonisity Px, and works optimally when used upon arrival in the grow/finish barn with pigs that were previously given Tonisity Px in the farrowing stage.

Tonisity PxW WeanBetter contains key amino acids that help nourish the intestinal cells, as well as providing a stimulus for water intake. Both of these attributes will have a positive impact on the pigs overall health and performance.

Feeding Rate

1. Medicator Pump

  • Add 1kg of PxW powder to 4L of water to make a liquid concentrated solution in a suitable container
  • Mix well until dissolved
  • The concentrated solution of Tonisity PxW should be delivered through the water lines using an automatic dosing system, with the dilution rate set at 1 part of concentrated Tonisity PxW to 100 parts water (1:100). 10L of concentrate supplies 850-1000 weaners for a day.

2. Water Supply System

  • Add 1 kg of PxW powder to at least 5 L of water in any suitable container
  • Mix well until dissolved
  • Add that mixture to a 500 L water supply. 500 L of treated water will supply 400-500 weaners for a day

Directions for use:

  • 1
  • 1kg PxW Powder + 4L Fresh Water = PxW Solution
  • 1 part PxW Solution + 100 parts Fresh Water = PxW Solution (1:100)

  • Days 0, +1, +2 at weaning
  • 2
  • 1kg PxW Powder + 4L Fresh Water = PxW Solution
  • 1 part PxW Solution + 100 parts Fresh Water = PxW Solution (1:100)

Transport

During transit, pigs are exposed to various stressors (space restrictions, travel conditions and transit time), which can affect their overall health and well-being.

Tonisity PxW WeanBetter can be used to provide support and hydration during these stressful periods to ensure pigs arrive in the best possible condition.

Use Tonisity PxW WeanBetter after transport, especially in weaning pigs, to facilitate a quicker transition to normal feeding behaviours and improve their hydration.

Feeding Rate

1. Medicator Pump

  • Add 1kg of PxW powder to 4L of water to make a liquid concentrated solution in a suitable container
  • Mix well until dissolved
  • The concentrated solution of Tonisity PxW should be delivered through the water lines using an automatic dosing system, with the dilution rate set at 1 part of concentrated Tonisity PxW to 100 parts water (1:100). 10L of concentrate supplies 850-1000 weaners for a day.

2. Water Supply System

  • Add 1 kg of PxW powder to at least 5 L of water in any suitable container
  • Mix well until dissolved
  • Add that mixture to a 500 L water supply. 500 L of treated water will supply 400-500 weaners for a day

Directions for use:

  • 1
  • 1kg PxW Powder + 4L Fresh Water = PxW Solution
  • 1 part PxW Solution + 100 parts Fresh Water = PxW Solution (1:100)

  • For a minimum of three days
  • 2
  • 1kg PxW Powder + 4L Fresh Water = PxW Solution
  • 1 part PxW Solution + 100 parts Fresh Water = PxW Solution (1:100)
Final dilution: 1 kg of Tonisity PxW in 500 L of water