Elanco has announced that Baycox Iron, the injectable treatment used to prevent clinical coccidiosis and iron deficiency in piglets, is now available again, following the company’s acquisition of Bayer Animal Health in 2020.

Elanco says Baycox Iron offers a time-saving flexible dosing treatment which complements the company’s existing piglet gut health portfolio.

Louise Radford, marketing manager at Elanco, said: "By treating piglets at two or three days old, it’s possible to allow enough exposure to the coccidiosis parasite to enable them to develop natural immunity, while preventing any damage to the gut caused by subclinical and clinical coccidiosis which leads to poor growth and low weaning weights.

"By combining treatments, it's possible to limit the number of times they are handled, which in turn reduces stress and enhances growth”.

Elanco also makes the Coliprotec vaccine against post weaning diarrhoea (PWD).

Louise added: “As farmers and vets prepare for the removal of zinc oxide as a treatment option next year, focusing on gut health throughout all stages of development has never been more crucial.

For more information, contact your Elanco pig team specialist or visit https://www.myelanco.co.uk/cpd/swine/hub.

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