Review Article

The energetic, immunology and amino acids quality of sow's colostrum – a review

Michal Rolinec  , Branislav Gálik , Daniel Bíro, Milan Šimko , Miroslav Juráček , Ondrej Hanušovský , Mária Kalúzová, Eva Mixtajová

Institute of Nutrition and Genomics, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovakia

Abstract. Along the increasing number of live born piglets in a litter, which reduce the newborn live weight, plays the colostrum nutritional quality an essential role to the survival of newborn piglets. Concentration of colostrum nutrients is affected with several factors from which the time from the start of parturition has the greatest impact. On the second place is nutrition of pregnant sows. A lot of scientific articles were published with the goal to describe sow's colostrum nutrients. In this review we would bring closer look on the sow's colostrum, where the concentration of energy, immunoglobulins and amino acids are the main determinants for successful survive of piglets first days of life. 

Keywords: nutrition, sow, colostrum, energy, immunoglobulins, amino acids 


This Article

Received: 15 Jul 2021

Accepted: 28 Sep 2021

Published online: 27 Dec 2021

Accesses: 531

How to cite

Rolinec, M., Gálik, B., Bíro, D., Šimko, M., Juráček, M., Hanušovský, O., Kalúzová, M., Mixtajová, E., (2021). The energetic, immunology and amino acids quality of sow's colostrum – a review. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 20(3), 65–70. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2021.20.3.09.