PIG MILK REPLACER
Wombaroo Pig Milk Replacer is a highly digestible,
easily prepared milk substitute that is formulated to closely resemble the
nutrient composition of sow milk. Wombaroo contains acceptable levels of
linoleic acid and lysine, nutrients that are are essential for optimum
piglet growth. Use Wombaroo for rearing orphaned piglets or supplementing
poorly nourished piglets from large litters.
ORPHANED PIGLETS: Success in raising orphaned
piglets will be greatly enhanced if they receive colostrum after birth.
Healthy piglets should weigh between 1.2 and 1.4Kg at birth and increase
body weight by about 200g per day. Piglets should be kept in a clean,
draught-free environment that is maintained at about 30° C. Feed
Wombaroo for the first ten days by dividing the recommended milk volume
for body weight into four daily feeds. Milk should be warmed to about 30° C. Piglets may be bottle-fed or stomach tubed, however they can be
easily taught to lap from a shallow bowl at an early age. commence weaning
after ten days by introducing a quality creep or weaner food into the diet
while reducing the volume of Wombaroo fed.
LARGE LITTERS: Average litter size has increased
in recent years due to improved breeding and management techniques.
Litters in excess of 11 piglets suffer greater mortality because average
birth weight decreases and more piglets are born with a body weight under
1Kg. These smaller piglets should be removed from the litter and either
raised as orphans on Wombaroo or supplemented with Wombaroo till they
attain normal body weight and then fostered to another sow.
LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PIGLETS: Piglets with a birth
weight of less than 800g are subject to a mortality rate as high as 60
percent. These piglets really survive because they are unable to attach to
a teat. They become progressively weaker and die from starvation or
overlay. Use Wombaroo to bring these pickets up to weight for age and
then either continue to hand-rear or establish them on a foster sow.
Consult your veterinarian for more advice about caring for piglets.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Wombaroo is a powder
available in pack sizes of 1kg, 5kg, 10kg and 20kg. When unopened it is
stable till expiry date, usually about 14 months, if stored in a cool, dry
place. The product is reconstituted by the addition of pre-boiled water
and once prepared can be stored for 24 hours if refrigerated or up to two
weeks if frozen.
ECONOMY: On average, an orphaned piglet raised
over 12 days should consume about five litres of Wombaroo and gain about
2.5Kg in body weight. For as little as $10.50 to completely hand-rear a
piglet, Wombaroo is a decidedly cost effective way to reduce pre-weaning