Lianol Colostro is a truly unique energy supplier for small and weakened newborn piglets. It contains an unparalleled and significant extra punch! Lianol Colostro increases not only the energy level but also a very important body’s own growth factor (IGF-1*).
Small and active piglets will recover from their growth retardation much faster and their organs will evolve more quickly. Lianol Colostro activates their immune system and permits them to blossom. These combined benefits lay the foundation for an optimal start of these small but viable piglets.
extra ENERGY & ACTIVATION OF immunity
- Treated piglets are almost impossible to identify later on
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 colostro
What makes Lianol Colostro unique?
The unique aspect of Colostro is that it provides a significant extra punch for newborns. It increases the growth factor (IGF-1) of piglets. During the first 6 weeks in life, the total IGF-1 content of a piglet is the sole determining factor for how fast it will evolve and grow. Colostro also supports the immune system. This combination will give those smaller and weakened piglets an equal chance at survival.
Will Lianol Colostro supplementation be at the expense of colostrum uptake?
No, research shows that Lianol even promotes antibody resorption and colostrum uptake. The piglets become more active and turn to the udder faster. The benefits of Lianol Colostro are threefold. First, it is an important energy shot. It will boost the suckling reflex. Secondly Colostro increases the growth factors and therefore the development of the piglet. Finally, it supports the immune system.
When should I dispense Lianol Colostro?
Lianol Colostro is preferably given immediately after birth. For very weakened or small piglets, the treatment can be repeated after 24 hours. After general treatment of the piglets (castration and iron injection), Lianol Colostro helps in a quick recovery.
To which piglets should I give Lianol Colostro?
The advice is to give Lianol Colostro to all piglets between 800 g and 1200 g and to all the weakened ones. Combined, this amounts to approximately 25% of an entire litter. Even smaller piglets (<800 g) also benefit from Lianol Colostro. Although the chance at survival is more limited due to insufficient organ development.
How does Lianol Colostro work?
Colostro makes sure that even small and weakened piglets will evolve almost as good as their heavier siblings. The quantity of the growth factor IGF-1* present in the body at birth, is directly responsible for how quickly newborns will grow and how quickly their organs will develop. At birth, smaller and weakened piglets always have less of this growth factor IGF-1 in their blood.
If untreated, they will lag behind in growth compared to their heavier siblings. With Lianol Colostro the IGF-1 content of small piglets is quickly brought to a higher level. In addition, it also gives a shot of indispensable energy that will work for 24 hours.
Should I treat only the runt piglets with Lianol Colostro?
Lianol Colostro stimulates the production of the growth factor IGF-1 in piglets. This increases vitality. Small piglets will grow faster and acquire a better chance at survival. Stimulation of the growth factors will also positively influence the growth and development of heavier piglets. The advice is to treat all the piglets between 800 g and 1200 g and all the weakened piglets. (25% of the entire litter)
Can I re-use the Lianol Colostro pump?
Yes. For hygienic reasons and to prevent the pump from clogging up, we recommend cleaning the pump after using it with hot and clean water.
My dosing pump of Lianol Colostro is sometimes blocked when I re-use it?
Lianol Colostro is a viscous liquid. It can dry up and stick to the inside mechanism of the pump. After use, it is recommended to rinse the pump with hot and clean water. If the pump stays blocked, keep rinsing it frequently with hot water to dissolve the dried product.
How long can I preserve an open bottle of Lianol Colostro?
After opening, it is best to store the bottle in a cool and dry place (< 15 °C). In these conditions, an opened bottle can be stored for 2 months if it has been properly resealed.
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Better growth of small piglets
Sander Palmans, manager of PVL Bocholt Research center, administers Lianol colostro to the small and weakened piglets of a litter. As a consequence the piglets grow faster in the farrowing pen.
Lower preweaning mortality for small piglets.
Niek Hermans, staff member in a farrowing stable of a sow farm in Dalen, is convinced that Lianol colostro improves the chances for survival of smaller piglets.
What users say
'Lianol Colostro is the only product that helps me help tiny piglets survive. It means I keep more piglets alive, and I am able to wean more piglets.'
Lianol® permits us to successfully service all the gilts after synchronization
Together Frank and Ester have a closed pig farm with 730 sows, 80 breeding pigs and 4500 fatteners. They work within a 4-week system in order to manage the work themselves. The sows are cared for together, while Frank is also managing the rearing and finishing pigs.
Lianol® gives me labour savings
In Zieuwert, direction east in the Netherlands, Bart ten Have runs a nice dairy cattle - sow farm in partnership with his parents. For some time Bart has been giving his first parity sows Lianol® Ferti. His conclusion? “Thanks to Lianol® Ferti, I can make optimal use of my farrowing stable and I get more profit out of my sows. It really gives a big difference."
With Lianol® we save up to 70% of the weaker piglets
Sow farm De Wit in Venlo has around 750 sows. Mr. and Mrs. Francken, who run the company, achieved excellent results with Lianol® Colostro and Lianol® Ferti.
Since using Lianol® Colostro I can reduce the pre-weaning mortality to 8.5%
With a number of live-born piglets between 13.5 and 14, the pre-weaning mortality was high. Stijn started with Lianol® Colostro by means of farm veterinarian Jos Schillebeeckx. Jos recommends Lianol® Colostro at many highly productive farms to reduce pre-weaning mortality.