Baby Pig Restart


  • Can be top dressed, mixed in drinking water or drench
  • Acidified to help promote optimum digestion
  • Tasty and easy-to-use
  • Helps pigs through weaning transition quickly
  • Promotes weight gain 


  • Fortified with vitamins, electrolytes, enzymes and microbial cultures
  • Provides blood plasma and protein
  • Contains milk and animal energy sources
  • Includes Glycine, dextrose, sucrose, fructose, and lactose

Top Dressing:
Top dress up to 1/2 ounce per pig of Baby Pig Restart on the pig starter ration twice a day during the first two days post weaning. Targeted feeding rate of no more than 1 ounce/pig/day.

Liquid Feeding (Gruel):
Day 1 post weaning:  Mix 4 ounces of Baby Pig Restart in 1 quart of warm water to form a palatable gruel. Feed one quart gruel per 20 pigs two to three times per day in a pan to attract pigs.
Day 2 through 5 post weaning:  Make gruel as stated above and then mix starter pellets into gruel at the rate of 1 to 2 lbs per 2 quarts. Feed two quarts gruel/pellet mixture per 20 pigs two times per day.  Once pigs are starting to consume dry feed, discontinue gruel feeding.  It may be helpful to feed the starter ration in the same pan which previously was used for gruel.   
Oral Feeding for One- to Five-Day-Old Pigs:
Mix one part of Baby Pig Restart with two parts of water and stir well to make a suspension. Slowly feed 0.5 oz (15 ml) of the suspension on the back of the tongue to severely stunted or starved one- to five day-old piglets. Repeat as needed, typically feed 1 oz (30 ml) of suspension, with a maximum of 2 oz (60 ml) of suspension/pig/day.


Crude Protein, min.........16.00%
Crude Fat, min.................9.00%
Crude Fiber, min..............0.50%
Calcium (Ca), min............0.50%
Calcium (Ca), max...........1.00%
Phosphorus (P), min.......0.50%
Salt, min.........................0.80%
Salt, max........................1.30%
Sodium (Na), min...........0.80%
Sodium (Na), max...........1.30%
Potassium (K), min.........0.70%
Vitamin A, min.......18,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, min.........3,900 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min..............25 IU/lb 

2 lb. bag/
12 bags/pail
Control No. 10518-187
25 lb. pail Control No. 10518-186
Available in the U.S. and select countries worldwide.



Weaning can be a traumatic experience for a young pig. The sweet taste of Baby Pig Restart draws pigs in transition to dry feed, ensuring that each piglet gets the additional nutrients and energy needed to help avoid starve outs and stunting.  For young pigs, Baby Pig Restart provides plasma which is a functional protein that helps support the  intestine.  All pigs, at any stage of transition, can benefit from the added electrolytes and acidification as a way to provide energy and help balance the gut pH.  For over 20 years, veterinarians and producers have used Baby Pig Restart to provide multiple energy sources, vitamins, electrolytes, high levels of plasma proteins, and milk ingredients when pigs are weaned or when initially exposed to dry feed.

Baby Pig Restart can be fed in multiple ways.  Use Baby Pig Restart in the farrowing room in pans to provide  challenged litters critical nutrients and to help prevent starve outs or stunting.  Top dress Baby Pig Restart on starters to entice young pigs to consume dry feed after weaning. Add to gruel to provide added energy and nutrients to help reduce fall behinds when pigs are weaned.



  • Top dress on starters to entice young pigs to consume dry feed after weaning
  • Add to gruel to provide added energy and nutrients to reduce fall behinds when pigs are weaned
  • Use in the farrowing room in pans to provide challenged litters with critical nutrients to help prevent starve outs or stunting


Electrolytes, Acidification, Plasma, Proteins, Dried Skim and Whey, Probiotics


Sell Sheet MSDS      


Baby Pig Restart One-4 is specifically designed to help prevent starve-outs and stunting in young pigs that are not consuming sufficient or adequate energy from their milk or pig starter intake.

After extensive field testing and evaluation in a wide variety of on-farm situations, Baby Pig Restart One-4 has been shown to help reduce losses of stunting and starvation when administered in one of the following ways:
• As a top dress on pig starter after weaning.
• Mixed with water to form a gruel for pigs that are nursing or are very starved after weaning.
• As an oral drench or mouth lavage during the first few days of life.

The very tasty water dispersible blend of acidified milk, blood plasma, animal fat and multiple energy sources, in combination with the electrolytes and vitamins in Baby Pig Restart One-4, makes Baby Pig Restart One-4 the ideal product for use in helping prevent losses due to starvation and inadequate energy intake in the young pig.

When a pig is born, it has a short six to twelve hour energy reserve within its body. Most healthy farrowed pigs have a two to four hour blood, liver and tissue energy supply and a body fat reserve equivalent of about 1-1/2 percent of its body weight.

If a baby pig doesn’t receive fat and lactose rich milk within two to three hours after farrowing, it will use up its limited energy reserve very quickly. From birth to four or five weeks of age pigs require substantial amounts of energy to maintain their body temperature. Chilling, diarrhea and environmental stress burn up the young pig’s energy reserve at an increased rate, predisposing the pig to hypoglycemia and starvation. Primary causes of baby pig mortality are dehydration and the hypoglycemia associated with inadequate milk intake during nursing or the lack of sufficient energy intake after weaning.

Fast growing, healthy pigs reach 12-14 pounds body weight between 21 and 24 days of age and normally develop a body fat content of 12-15 percent of their body weight as they approach weaning age. The normal stress of weaning causes a rapid depletion of energy and body fat. Recent research has shown that normal pigs, without the stress of diarrhea, utilize or burn up 35-50 percent of their body fat within 36 hours after weaning. To reduce weaning stress, even normal, healthy pigs require quick energy within hours after weaning. Their body fat reserves frequently drop to seven to nine percent of their body weight with just normal weaning stresses.

Pigs with added diarrhea stress at weaning are significantly more susceptible to dehydration, stunting and starving, as their energy and electrolyte intake and fat reserves are not sufficient to maintain normal body temperature and metabolism.

More and more swine producers do not feed any pre-starter prior to weaning. This growing practice of no creep feeding prior to weaning creates a critical 48-hour period after weaning when high energy intake is essential. Even when pigs are fed a wellformulatedpre-weaning starter, the total feed intake is often quite insignificant prior to weaning. Research has shown that most pigs will not consume over a half pound of pre-starter prior to weaning at 20—22 days of age.

Most nursing pigs prefer to nurse milk from their dams rather than eating dry feed the first three to four weeks of life. Pigs under four or five weeks of age have a very immature digestive tract and as such, they have a limited ability to digest and assimilate vegetable protein, fat and energy. Because of this juvenile digestive capacity, the concentrated milk fat, lactose and blood plasma in Baby Pig Restart One-4 are ideal nutrient supplements for the young piglet. Baby Pig Restart One-4 is acidified with Swine BlueLite® to help create an optimum pH environment for maximum digestion and nutrient assimilation.

Baby Pig Restart One-4 is not designed to replace or eliminate the use of a well formulated pig starter. Unfortunately, many baby pigs do not consume sufficient pig starter the first 48 hours following weaning to meet their energy needs and therefore show signs of stunting or malnutrition during this critical post-weaning phase. In many on-farm evaluations and field trials, Baby Pig Restart One-4 has helped reduce the nutritional stunting in pigs that do not consume sufficient pig starter while nursing or during the first 48 hours after weaning.

Field trials with Baby Pig Restart One-4 have clearly shown that recently weaned pigs readily consume the product. Baby Pig Restart One-4 helps entice pig starter intake whenused as a top dress.

Top Dress

Top dress eight ounces of Baby Pig Restart One-4 on the pig starter twice a day for every 8-10 pigs during the first 48 hours after weaning.

Liquid Feeding (Gruel)
For pigs of any age, showing signs of stunting or starving, mix eight ounces of Baby Pig Restart One-4 in two quarts of warm water to form a tasty gruel. Initially feed the gruel alone for 1-2 feedings to attract pigs to the pan, mat or feeder. On subsequent feedings, pour the gruel on top of starter pellets to encourage dry feed intake.

Oral Drench
Mix four ounces Baby Pig Restart One-4 (one part) with eight ounces of water (two parts). Shake or stir well to make a suspension. Slowly administer 15 milliliters or about ½ fluid ounce of the suspension on the back of the tongue. Repeat as needed for severely stunted or starved one-to five-day-old piglets.


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