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Specialty feed ingredients in nursery diets

The transition from sow milk to dry feed is often considered one of the greatest challenges to weaning pigs. In the early post-weaning period, pigs have to learn to consume dry feed and develop the capacity to digest dietary ingredients. Highly-digestible, nutrient-dense, specialty feed ingredients in nursery diets are often used to improve feed intake and performance of weanling pigs during this period of transition.