The trial was conducted to evaluate the results obtained by using Aromax Dry in piglets during the nursing phase. The intention of this study was to observe the effects of Aromax Dry application in certain important productive parameters of swine production, such es mortality and FCR.
Effects of Aromax Dry in piglets
Type of trial: Farm Trial
Location and time of trial: Brazil – Dec until Feb 2022
Experimented animals: Piglets (Agroceres)
Goal of Report: Assessing the effect of Aromax Dry on piglets
Product information: Aromax Dry is a unique mixture of different botanicals, specifically designed for the support of respiratory and digestive health of livestock animals. The product has a high content of the essential oils from Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Thyme as main ingredients, plus pure L-menthol. It can be positioned for:
- The enhancement of appetite of animals at all ages,
- Improvement of FCR,
- Promotes a beneficial gut microbiome,
- Supports respiratory & digestive function and
- Provides additional support for the respiratory system in times of challenges (low temperatures, high relative humidity).
Material & Methods:
The study started the month of December with two different groups, the control group animals were born at the beginning of the month, and the Aromax Dry group piglets were born at the end of the month. The following parameters were surveyed: average feed intake per group, initial and final average weight per piglet, initial and final numbers of piglets per group, FCR.
- Control Group (n = 6283)
- Aromax Dry Group (n = 5759)
The piglets started the nursery phase 30 days after birth and finished the nursery at 77 days (control group)/ 75 days (Aromax Group) respectively. During the 45-day nursery phase, the animals in the Aromax Dry group consumed Aromax Dry at an inclusion of 250 grams of Aromax Dry per ton of feed.
Results & Conclusion:
It was concluded that the Aromax Dry group showed a 7.1% decrease in the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) compared to the control group.
At the same time a 0.64% decrease in mortality was obtained when comparing the control group with the Aromax Dry group. That means 18.99 % less mortality than in the control group.
It is concluded in this field trial that with application of 250gr per ton Aromax Dry for 45 days in nursery piglets, the FCR was reduced by 0.12 FCR points and the mortality was reduced by 19%.
Following this result, it must be expected that application of Aromax Dry can help to achieve significant reduction of costs.
In swine production, feed is the major cost factor with estimated 70-75% of the total production costs. Furthermore, the pig market is experiencing a direct consequence of increased costs regarding the main ingredients in the animals’ nutrition (prices soared for corn, soybean, wheat, etc.).
Reconsidering the above mentioned, we believe it is economically even more favorable for meat production to obtain better results in parameters such as Feed Conversion Ratio or mortality of the pig.,
Addendum: The planning, performance and analysis of university and field trials is a long, expensive and complicated process. Here in XVET, we promote field trials, and we want to generate data for our customers to see the effect of the XVET products on farms all around the world under their respective circumstances in each of these countries.
Sometimes due to organizational limitations, proper trials cannot be performed. In these cases, we offer to share reports generated by our clients, and their experience for their own experiments at farm level with XVET products.
We would like to thank to Xcare Team in Brazil for conducting out the trial and giving us the opportunity to generate this data.