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Prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in piglets in early spring

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Prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in piglets in early spring

Piglets born during the period of withered grass in early spring are prone to iron deficiency anemia: manifested as lethargy, lack of energy, rapid heartbeat, hyperactive heart sounds, dyspnea, etc., and severe cases will die of heart failure. The prevention and control methods are as follows:

1. Supplement lactating sows with feed rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals; pay special attention to the supply of trace elements such as iron, copper, and zinc.
2. It is advisable to use an aluminum pot instead of an iron pot to cook porridge for piglets.
3. Take 200 grams of black fungus, soak in warm water for 2 hours, chop it with a knife, add some flour and warm water to make a thin paste, feed each newborn piglet one tablespoon and then put it back to the house for milk, and feed it once every other day; After eating, add an appropriate amount of soaked and chopped black fungus to the feed every day.
4. Put some food plates with red soil or dry deep soil in the pigsty to let the piglets lick freely.
5.Iron supplementationis carried out by injecting iron preparations, and iron dextran or iron-cobalt injection can be injected at the age of 3 days.
6. Mix 2.5 grams of ferrous sulfate, 1 gram of copper sulfate, and 1 kilogram of water, and let the piglets take 0.25 milliliters per kilogram of body weight orally, once a day for two weeks.
7. Use 100 grams of ferrous sulfate and 20 grams of copper sulfate, grind it into fine powder, mix it with 5 kg of fine sand or red soil, and sprinkle it into the pig house, so that the piglets can eat freely.
8. Dissolve 2.5 grams of ferrous sulfate and 1 gram of copper sulfate in 1000 ml of water to make a solution, put it in a feeding bottle, and start feeding piglets at the age of 3 days after birth, 1-2 times a day. 10 ml per day.