How to minimise stress to reduce disease risks for weanlings
Respiratory disease is the leading cause of death in weanlings.
With weaning time fast approaching, a plan should now be formulated now to try to minimise sickness and losses at this time.
Weanlings should be dosed at least one week prior to weaning. This will ensure worm infestation will be at a low level. If they are coughing or scouring, talk to your vet.
IBR,PI3, RSV and pasteurella are all causes of mortality at weaning time. Vaccinations are available to prevent these diseases. All vaccination programmes should be completed before weaning commences.
Minimising stress is an essential step in avoiding sickness in weanlings. Weanlings should be consuming meal well before being weaned. Gradual weaning, if possible, can also make the process less stressful.