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Paylean approved to be used at higher dose

Elanco Canada got approval its swine feed additive Paylean to be used at higher dose.

Paylean was already approved for doses of five parts per million (ppm) to improve weight gain and feed efficiency, and 10 ppm for increased carcass leanness and dressing per cent. The new approval allows Paylean to be given to pigs at rates between five and 10 ppm.

"The increased flexibility provided by the new dose range will bring additional benefits to Canadian pork producers who use Paylean," swine marketing associate Peter Mumford of Elanco Canada said in the company's release.

"For Canadian producers, this means fewer days to market, an increase in carcass weight of lightweight pigs and an increase in kilograms of pork sold in a fixed number of pig spaces," Elanco swine veterinarian Dr. Isabelle Moreau said in the same release.

And improvement in feed to gain means less feed per kilogram of pork produced, which contributes to cost savings and reduced environmental impact of pork production, she said.

Paylean is approved in the US, Canada, Mexico, most South American and Asian countries, Australia and South Africa.

[Source: manitobacooperator.ca]

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