at post-weaning lactose requirements in the pig
From International Pig Topics magazine, Vol. 32 nr. 2 (2017). Written by Michael de Veth PhD and Kelly Vermeer MSc.
The transition in nutrition and environment that occurs at weaning results in significant physiological changes in the pig. The period after weaning is characterised by low feed intake and feed efficiency, slow growth and high incidence of intestinal disturbances.
When formulating diets for the post-weaning pig, Tokach et al. (2003) proposed three key considerations.