Zinc chelates ensure good intestinal health in pigs

Optimum intestinal health is crucial for using nutrients as efficiently as possible. Good intestinal health is an interaction between a healthy intestinal wall, the intestinal flora and the supply of nutrients. Zinc chelates ensure good intestinal health in pigs. Help keep intestinal health in balance and also increase the yield of your farm.

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Good intestinal health is important for healthy pigs

Modern pig farming demands the utmost from the animals. Optimum intestinal health is crucial for the animals to perform. Due to the high stocking densities in the sheds, and therefore the high infection pressure, small disruptions can have major consequences. These include feed changes, changes in feed composition, vaccinations and viral, bacterial or parasitic infections. The use of Kanters products helps to reduce the use of antibiotics.

How to recognise it

How do you recognise intestinal problems in the barn?

When you walk around in the barn, you can easily recognise whether there are any intestinal problems. Weaning diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, slow pigs. These are all problems caused by diseases such as Salmonella, E.coli, Streptococcus and PIA. These diseases cause inflammation in the intestines, which allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream and make the pigs sick. A good inspection round the barn is essential to recognise sick pigs in time.

Cause & effect

Bacteria cause intestinal infections

High stocking densities lead to high disease pressure. This affects the health of pigs. Poor intestinal health ensures that bacteria can enter the body via the bloodstream. Through the manure, bacteria spread through the barn and make the other animals sick as well.

The bacteria in the bloodstream result in weak animals, diarrhea and ultimately in culling. The intestines want to get rid of the bacteria as quickly as possible and the body cleans this up with diarrhea. This can quickly lead to dehydration in the pigs, a rapid spread of the disease and high mortality rates.



Intesti-Forte contributes to healthy intestines

Zinc chelates in Intesti-Forte are the solution for good intestinal health.

Kanters has developed a drinking water supplement with zinc chelates supplemented with organic acids. These zinc chelates ensure good intestinal health and are involved in many processes in the body. As a result, all nutrients are absorbed well and the pigs remain healthy. This is the solution for antibiotic reduction.


"Szczęśliwe prosięta odstawiam od matki , Bo im podaję Intesty-Forte codziennie do papki." (I wean happy piglets from their mother, because I give them Intesti-Forte in their mush every day.)
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Grolder Sp.z o.o.
Pig farmer (Poland)
"We would recommend Kanters to fellow farmers because the cooperation was very good. Kanters is involved in everything that happens in the farm and they regularly check to see if everything is still right, such as the pH, the health of the piglets and whether Intesti-forte is still working".
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Luc Cornelissen
Pig farmer (4000 sows)
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The solution for good intestinal health

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