Weaning is a very stressful event that inflicts pigs with significant changes in behavior, physiology, and health status. During weaning feed intake drops so low that for several days the minimum nutrient requirements for the pig are barely, if at all, being met. Water intake, while dipping slightly from normal, far exceeds dry feed intake during weaning. So how do we go about meeting the minimum nutrient intake requirements that can help enhance gut integrity, when dry feed intake hasnot yet increased? Optimize the nutrients in the water. Pigs may not eat but they continue to drink.