jbs ferkelpaste® fe + imuvit
paste for oral administration, contains probiotics, vitamins & iron
At a glance
- contains two highly effective probiotics
- supports the intestinal flora
- easy to apply
Lactic acid bacteria of the species Enterococcus faecium are part of a healthy intestinal flora and promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. In addition, they restore intestinal health and strengthen the immune system. jbs ferkelpaste® imuvit further contains BioPlus 2B®, probiotics, which improve feed conversion and provide the piglets with optimum intestinal protection.
The different types of jbs ferkelpaste® are designed to address two different aspects of piglet health: Firstly, jbs ferkelpaste® imuvit contains immunoglobulin (IBR-free), which is indispensable for a good start into a piglet’s life. Combined with additional vitamins, this paste also supports the good recovery of the intestinal flora in stressful situations and during medical treatment.
The second aspect is covered by jbs ferkelpaste® fe, which provides the piglets with a sufficient amount of iron and additionally contains valuable vitamins. This paste compensates for any iron deficiency in piglets.
jbs ferkelpaste® is ready for use. One push applies 2 ml, corresponding to a daily dose. To apply paste, insert mouthpiece carefully onto the root of the piglet’s tongue, as far downwards as possible.
jbs ferkelpaste® imuvit:
Apply directly after farrowing; repeat if required in stressful situations or to support weaker piglets.
jbs ferkelpaste® fe:
Apply between 2nd and 3rd day of life; repeat on the 6th day of life.
Enterococcus faecium & Bioplus 2B®
vitamins A, D3, E
Enterococcus faecium & BioPlus 2B®
vitamins A, D, E, B, C
respective type of jbs ferkelpaste®
|protects from anaemia|
|comparable to iron injection|
both types of
|digestive tract is colonized with natural, favourable lactic acid bacteria and spore-forming microorganisms|
|regenerates the intestinal microflora after medical treatment or in stressful situations|
|contains pathogen free colostrum|
Storage and shelf life
- keep refrigerated
- shelf life: 12 months from date of manufacture
- clean mouthpiece after use or use a new one
- close dispenser after use
3 dispensers of 150 ml each per box
jbs ferkelpaste® fe – feeding trial
A feeding trial was conduced as part of a bachelor thesis at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf studying the iron supply of suckling piglets. Over the course of this trial, iron supplementation by injection versus the oral administration of jbs ferkelpaste® fe were studied.
In this trial, a control group and two trial groups were supplied with iron. The control group was injected with 1 ml of iron dextran on their second day of life, trial group 1 was supplied with the standard dose (1 push of the dispenser) of jbs ferkelpaste® fe on their second day of life and the second trial group was supplied with the standard dose of jbs ferkelpaste® fe on both their second and sixth day of life respectively.
Iron levels in piglets
The average iron level in the blood of piglets should be between 16.7 – 35.3 µmol/l. The adjoining chart shows the average iron level of the respective groups.
This chart shows that the control group and trial group 2 have been supplied with a sufficient amount of iron.
During the feeding experiment, the piglets in test group 2 demonstrated the highest daily weight gain.
The chart shows the initial weight of the respective groups. Birth weight was highest in the control group and lowest in trial group 2.
This chart shows the average weight at weaning of the respective groups.
Trial group 2 shows the highest weight at weaning. Bearing in mind that these piglets started into the trial with the lowest birth weight, this chart illustrates that trial group 2 had the best development of all groups in the trial.
Double administration of iron was beneficial in many respects. Not only did the piglets receive a sufficient amount of iron, the double administration also resulted in excellent growth despite a low birth weight.