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How to raise pigs with antibiotics free feed and keep the pigs healthy and growing even faster at the same time?

Feed them a nutritionally adequate diet for each phase of growth, with no antibiotics in the feed. Also, biosecuirty is critical; keep the pigs in as disease-free environment as possible, keep traffic among the pigs, human, bird, rodent, pets, etc. to a bare minimum and the real key is sanitation, sanitation, sanitation, i.e., keep the environment
(building, pens, lots) in which the pigs are kept as clean as humanly possible.

This information is provided by:
Gilbert Hollis, Ph.D.
For more information about Dr. Hollis, see the Swine Management and Nutrition Answers page.