Open Access Short Comunication

Iron Deficiency in Piglet and Economic Impact

Marco Vinícius Chaud* and Mariana Battaglin Villas Boas Alvaro

Department of Laboratory of Biomaterial and Nanotechnology. University of Sorocaba, Brazil

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Received Date: October 10, 2019;  Published Date: November 08, 2019


The economic impacts in the production of porcine are negatively affected by iron deficiency in the piglets. The lower concentration of ironheme decreases the levels of haemoglobin in the bloodstream and, consequently, the oxygen distribution from lungs to tissue is damage. The anaemia due to iron deficiency is responsible for weight loss, an increase of parasitic, and infectious diseases. Many pharmaceutical and nutritional strategies have been adopted to minimize the financial losses of pig farming with a higher cost-beneficial, but the results are not satisfactory; they are mediocre. Better results could be achieved with haemoglobin-inspired pharmaceuticals capable of mimetic the iron- heme.

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