A colour code that gives early warning of enteritis

North German researchers have developed a key with 12 different shades for weaner feces. Used in conjunction with another key comparing manure consistency, the new system offers immediate warning of approaching disease.


It took researchers from Kiel University and the nearby Futterkamp agricultural training and research unit five breeding cycles from the Futterkamp sow herd and a total of 480 piglets to develop a colour code for piglet feces and a feces-consistency key for piglets.

Better Pork - April 2011