The Tonisity Total Programme (TTP) was developed to improve the gut health performance of pigs from day 2, right through to finish. Where most products feed the pig, this programme is designed to feed the gut of piglets at different stages of their production lifecycle; in the farrowing house, at weaning, and for weaned or fattening pigs.
In the farrowing house, ensuring the survival of piglets is key. Tonisity have developed an isotonic protein drink, Tonisity Px, which encourages the development of enterocytes in the small intestine, to help pigs get off to the best start.Read more
At pre-weaning, Tonisity Px is added on top of dry feed to encourage piglets to eat, helping them through a stressful weaning. Post weaning, Tonisity PxW, a water-soluble complementary feed is added to water lines to provide a memorable taste experience, which encourages water consumption and feed intake.
Providing the pigs with this delicious and palatable solution from day 2 to finish increases your chance of maximising the pigs’ growth potential, reduces challenges along the way and creates better financial returns for you. Overall, producers can expect to see reduced pre-weaning mortality, improved gut health, better performance up to slaughter and a clear improvement in return on investment. For biggest returns, note the effect that the Tonisity Total Programme has across all birthweights to finishing weights.View Less
Farrowing Using Tonisity Px
To make up the 3% solution, it’s as simple as mixing 310g (2 level 155g scoops) of Tonisity Px with 10 litres of fresh, potable drinking water.
Starting 24-48 hours after birth and for the next 7 days, give 500ml (1 pint) of liquid Tonisity Px solution per litter per day in a clean pan or trough. Ensure that piglets have received sufficient colostrum and have access to fresh water. Prepare fresh liquid Tonisity Px solution and clean the pans or troughs daily.
Pre-weaning / Using Tonisity Px
For simplicity, we recommend using 1:1 Tonisity Px to dry feed.
Post-weaning & Transport / Using Tonisity PxW
Add Tonisity PxW to the water lines, for at least 3 days after weaning.
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 1kg of PxW powder to at least 5L of water in any suitable container
Mix well until dissolved
Add that mixture to a 500L water supply.
500L of treated water will supply 400-500 weaners for a day
The Tonisity Total Programme addresses a number of key challenges which a pig faces over its lifetime.
“I have been giving Tonisity Px to all my piglets from the 2nd to the 8th day, since September 2017. I am seeing a clear reduction in mortality, especially in sows of row 1 and 2 (33% improvement). On average I wean one extra piglet per sow per year, which gives me a very good return on investment”
Benoit Poulain, France
“There was a slight increase in weaning weight with the trial group, but what we found interesting is the difference in mortality rate, which was 20% in the control group and only 6% in the trial group. Also, there was less incidence of diarrhea. What was not as obvious in the result is that many of the fall-behinds we had at weaning were able to catch up at the nursery. We also observed that there wasn’t much of a weaning lag. So definitely we are happy with the results.”
Dr. Benita Magannon, Philippines
“With the first batches, I recorded 8kg extra live weight for the same age at the end of the fattening period, when compared to previous batches that did not receive Tonisity Px. The first 1,100 pigs that have received Tonisity Px in the farrowing house had an average carcass weight of 97kg at 176 days, and their weight gain from weaning to market was improved by 11% when compared to the results of the previous semester.”
Germain Berthevas, France
“I have clearly seen the positive effect of using Tonisity Px since the first time we tried on suckling piglets. After 2 to 3 days of treatment, they are obviously healthier, alert, fresh and more energetic to drink milk. And at weaning, we get bigger piglets (200-300 grams more) and I also have more weaners per litter, which means I get more income! I also give it to the weaners for 7 days after weaning to stimulate water and feed intake, it helps me increasing their growth and reduce the number of small pigs. Tonisity Px has made my work easier and faster. Also, it has reduced hard work such as giving medication for other complications.”
Farm Owner in Chonburi, Thailand