Prevention and treatment of anemia in piglets: a comparative study of ferric iron preparations
Alimentary anemia in piglets is a common problem. In sick animals, the average daily gain deteriorates, they lag behind in development, and in severe cases - the death rate increases.
Alimentary anemia in animals was first described in 1891, observing newborn piglets. The reason was identified violations in the keeping and feeding of pigs. Only 30 years later, a link was established between anemia and iron deficiency in piglets treated with iron oxide feeding. And in order to prevent - ferrous sulfate. Subsequently, iron-containing drugs, which were presented mainly in forms for internal use, replaced drugs for injection, in particular on the basis of iron dextran.