Lianol Basdiar is a catalyst that ensures an optimal digestion and provides preventive gut-protection. As a result, it improves the survivability of newborn piglets. Lianol Basdiar not only facilitates a more efficient digestion, but also contributes to a healthy and swift gut development. Due to its high iron and mineral content, Lianol Basdiar is an optimal supplementation to the low on iron colostrum and sows’ milk.
From the day of birth, Basdiar is given as a supplementation to colostrum and milk or simultaneously with artificial milk and pre-starter feed. By actively stimulating the natural rooting behavior, each piglet learns how to drink water quickly and how to consume a plant-based diet through a feeding bowl. A greater feed intake in the first weeks of life and a good successive growth post-weaning are some more advantages of this innovative product.
A good GUT & DIGESTION
- less cross fostering and later in time
Lianol Basdiar ensures:
- Reduced pre-weaning mortality (due to early rehydration)
- All piglets learning to eat quickly after birth
- Providing an essential natural iron source
- Binding of endotoxins
- Preparing the gut for a smooth digestion of a plant-based diet
- Gut protection
Is Lianol a hormone?
No, Lianol isn’t a hormone. Lianol is an active, natural molecule originating from a fermentation process. Lianol supports the immune system and stimulates the production of a natural, body's-own growth factor (IGF-1), causing the IGF-1 content to rise.
What is IGF-1?
IGF-1 stands for insulin-like growth factor. Like the name declares, it’s like "the brother" of insulin. Both messenger substances play an important role in various development processes of the body.
Insulin determines a tight regulation of the blood sugar level. It ensures that there is always enough energy available for the body to work with.
However, the growth factor IGF-1ensures the growth and development of all types of body cells and organs. These are, for example, egg-cells, muscle cells, blood vessels, etc. In this way, insulin and IGF-1 are compatible.
FAQ Lianol basdiar
What to expect when using Lianol Basdiar?
Lianol Basdiar causes a reduction in pre-weaning mortality and prevents certain types of diarrhea from happening. In addition, the experiences of long-term Basdiar users are:
- Piglets are moved to foster sows less often and especially later in time. (piglets can stay with their own mother for a longer period of time)
- Possibility to wean more piglets with the own mother.
- Better use of the sow’s own colostrum. The best antibodies for each piglet can be found at their mothers.
- Less mingling of piglets leading to less spreading of diseases.
- Less use of antibiotics with Basdiar.
- Piglets learn faster how to consume a solid diet.
What is Basdiar?
Lianol Basdiar is a European certified supplementary animal feed with a special nutritional purpose. (Dietetic Feed - EG 2008/38) It is for newborn and young piglets to stabilize digestion and to compensate for iron deficiency after birth. It must always be given simultaneously with either sow milk, artificial milk or pre-starter.
Will Lianol Basdiar supplementation be at the expense of colostrum uptake?
The use of Lianol Basdiar has no influence on the absorption of antibodies present in sows’ colostrum. Good colostrum uptake and an optimal transfer of antibodies to the piglet is from upmost importance due to the fact that less and less colostrum is available per individual piglet.
As soon as possible, Basdiar has to protect the more or less sterile gut from harmful substances. Basdiar helps the gut to develop in a balanced way. It blocks and captures pathogenic germs and ensures a healthy intestinal flora. It stimulates all piglets to get a good iron and feed uptake.
Do I still need to inject iron while using Lianol Basdiar?
Yes. However, for some piglets this iron injection comes too late or happens to be too little. Lianol Basdiar provides a good supplementation of iron immediately after birth. This supports the production of red blood cells and improves oxygen transport throughout the body.
Piglets drink Lianol Basdiar well, but I don't notice any difference after its use?
Lianol Basdiar supports the development of the intestinal flora and the gut structure. Doing so, it improves the digestion of milk or any solid diet. In the long term its biggest effect is the decrease in pre-weaning mortality. In the short term it reduces the chance of diarrhea caused by maldigestion.
The solution of Lianol Basdiar sags quickly, is this problematic for its functioning?
As soon as Lianol Basdiar is dissolved in water, it starts to sag. This is normal due to the clay particles. This sagging doesn’t interfere with its adequate functioning. First piglets will drink the water and the algae, next they will consume the sediment. For this to happen, the product must always remain moist for the piglets to root with ease. Lianol Basdiar permits piglets to stay easily hydrated which is essential in this early phase of life.
How does the Lianol Basdiar feeding schedule look like?
Please consult the instructions for use. Follow the advice as indicated to use Lianol Basdiar from birth till day 8 of life.
Can I dissolve Lianol Basdiar with milk or an electrolyte solution?
Lianol Basdiar can be mixed with artificial milk or electrolytes. If so, it is necessary to clean the feed bowl twice a day. This is unnecessary when Lianol Basdiar is mixed with water.
When should I clean the feed bowls when using Basdiar?
Daily cleaning is unnecessary! It is sufficient to briefly empty the feed bowls in the event of visual contamination and refill them with fresh product.
Can the iron content of Lianol Basdiar stimulate E. COLI to grow and thus cause diarrhea?
The iron content of Basdiar is mainly organic iron. It is bound in such a stable chelate form that it makes it very difficult to use for the E. coli living in the gut. Furthermore, all the trials indicate that Basdiar suppresses diarrhea caused by maldigestion.
Will Lianol Basdiar bind trace elements and minerals?
Lianol Basdiar consists of carefully selected raw materials. It is scientifically proven that each of these individual components does not bind trace elements or minerals. One can easily feed Lianol Basdiar for three consecutive weeks without the risk of binding these minerals.
When I feed Lianol Basdiar, I am worried my piglets will not grow well?
On the contrary, Lianol Basdiar benefits the digestion of all the proteins and energy present in sow's milk. This makes the piglets grow as well as before.
When should I start feeding / opening the feeding cups when using Lianol Basdiar?
Additional feeding through the automated cup-system or extra feed bowls can be provided from the 5th day onwards. We recommend to continue with Lianol Basdiar at least until day 7. It stimulates all piglets to consume a solid diet more easily through the stimulation of their rooting behavior.
Lianol Basdiar creates dust when used?
Indeed, the product can be dusty. Due to its specific composition and for adequate functioning, it has a very fine structure. For the instructions please consult the label.
Can you also dispense Lianol Basdiar in its dry form?
The potency and effect of Lianol Basdiar lies in the unique combination of algae / iron / clay minerals and water. Therefore, it is always recommended to supply the product with water.
My staff doesn’t like to use Lianol Basdiar because of the extra work?
Experience indicates that in the end, long-term use of Lianol Basdiar will require less labor. Everything will run more smoothly in the farrowing pen. A reduced pre-weaning mortality rate is always a good motivator for the staff.
The piglets don't drink enough Lianol basdiar?
The usual cause is a sow producing more than enough milk. Therefore, the piglets are less likely to drink Lianol Basdiar at this early age. They eventually will drink the Basdiar solution, which means they will ingest iron and algae. Therefore, always keep at least 1 cm of water on the mixed product. Always start with small amounts at multiple times so the piglets do not lose interest.
Do I have to dispense Lianol Basdiar to all the litters present or can I be more selective in its use?
Basdiar should be provided to all litters present in the farrowing pen. The greatest effect of Lianol Basdiar acts on the intestinal health of the piglets and their iron and mineral supplementation. It also helps in keeping the environmental infection pressure down.
Discover the added value of Lianol Basdiar with the help of the high-quality trials mentioned below. Every trial states clearly the design, the obtained results and the added value achieved.
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Better start in nursery
Bas Bosman, manager at a sow farm in Dalen, uses Lianol basdiar for piglets from birth to 12 days after weaning. He notices healthier piglets without diarrhea.
Weaning more piglets with Lianol basdiar
Sander Palmans, manager of PVL Bocholt Research center, conducted trials with Lianol basdiar. The mortality rate among the piglets dropped and the number of weaned piglets increased.
More feed intake post-weaning
Michel van Aert, sow farmer in Nederweert, began with Lianol basdiar because his piglets had a low birth weight. Now the piglets are much more vital and they are eating better in the nursery.
Extreme low mortality rates with Lianol basdiar
Gaston Ploumen, sow farmer in Klimmen, achieves a mortality rate of around 7%. Feeding Lianol basdiar is part of his strategy.
What users say
'Lianol Basdiar has improved the rearing capacity of my sows. I don't need as many foster sows and I can wean more piglets with their own mother. Ultimately, this means 0.6 to 0.7 extra piglets per litter.'
'Using Lianol Basdiar means I have fewer Clostridium problems in my first litter sows.'
‘I am amazed by the good uptake of Lianol Basdiar by the piglets on their first day of life. Using it in combination with Lianol 2wean, I no longer have any problems with diarrhoea in my piglets.'