January 2022



  • 22% Better water intake on day 1 post-weaning and 9% better water intake over 5 days post-weaning
  • 0.65 lb/300 g heavier pig 42 days post-weaning
  • 65% Fewer fall behinds in nursery
  • 17% Lower nursery mortality


Study Feeding Plan

  • The study was performed on a gilt multiplication farm in the USA
  • Treatment 1 – pigs received Electrolyte B at a dose of 1 lb/64 gallons (0.45 kg/242 L) of water, at a constant concentration for 5 days
  • Treatment 2 – PxW – pigs received the appropriate strength of Tonisity PxW according to Table 1 for 5 days
  • For both treatment groups, the water lines were emptied of any residual water to ensure that PxW or Electrolyte B were observed in the drinker and were available to the piglets on arrival
  • The two treatment groups had identical feeding regimes during the study




A total of 5665 pigs over 8 production batches (500-850 pigs/batch every 3-4 weeks) from December 2020 to July 2021. Each batch was randomly split between the Electrolyte B and the PxW treatments, amounting to a total of 2812 Electrolyte B pigs and 2853 PxW pigs over the 8 batches.





Terry Coffman