Piglets, Iron deficiency anaemia, Western Australia
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PIGLETS are born usually with only about 40 mg. of iron in their bodies and the sow's milk only supplies about 1 mg. of the 7 mg. needed each day by the piglets.
This means that if the piglets do not get additional iron, the body stores soon become depleted and anaemia occurs at about one to three weeks of age.
Wilkinson, F C.
"Piglet anaemia : an iron deficiency disease,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss5/8