Iron is an essential mineral element for all animals. It is particularly important for the baby pig because they are born with only small amounts of iron stored in their bodies and milk does not contain enough iron to meet their needs. Therefore, some supplemental source of iron is needed in order to prevent anemia. Anemia can cause death of pigs but more often the losses from anemia are due to reduced growth and a lowered resistance to other diseases.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Juhl, Eldon and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "The Effect of Injectable and Oral Iron for Baby Pigs" (1958). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1958. 3.