ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px.
Bill Barr, Tonisity Head of Sales, speaks with ThePigSite's Sarah Mikesell at World Pork Expo, where Tonisity Px was launched in the US.
Tonisity Px not only encourages fluid intake to improve hydration as early as 24 to 48 hours after birth but also provides nutrients to improve health and production efficiency over the pig’s lifetime.
From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and enhances gut health, improving a producer’s return on investment for each litter. With a taste that pigs crave, Tonisity Px provides the hydration and intestinal support needed to get them off to a robust start.
“Stress in animals comes with change. For a piglet, change starts right after birth as they transition to sow’s milk in a new environment amid competition with their siblings. This stress can impact the piglet’s intestinal and gut health, resulting in less appetite and dehydration. Tonisity Px is specifically designed to hydrate and bring balance back to the intestines and gut,” said Ava Marie Firth, DVM and Technical Director for Tonisity.
Tonisity Px contains sodium, potassium, chlorine and dextrose in concentrations similar to those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for humans. The goal is to supply simple sugars, electrolytes and water to restore hydration and glucose levels during times of stress, along with special ingredients that support cell metabolic function.
“Tonisity Px enables producers to get more pigs per litter off to a fast start by increasing nutrient intake, giving pigs the vigor and vitality they need to transition more easily into each stage of production,” said Arie Halpern, Tonisity Managing Director.
Tonisity Px is a powder that mixes easily with water and remains in suspension when used in a creep feeder or pan. It fits into all types of management systems and can be used throughout various stages of swine production, including suckling, weaning and before or after transportation.
Another key to Tonisity Px’s success is its sweet-and-sour taste, which is especially appealing to pigs. On-farm research shows that baby pigs enthusiastically consume water with Tonisity Px as early as their first day of life.
“On-farm trials in various swine production settings show Tonisity Px decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weight gain and average daily gain and reduces the number of fall-behinds and removals,” said Dr. Firth.
For more information about Tonisity Px, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Tonisity.com.