Beyond additives, fiber, protein and other common practices, there is an advanced level where piglet nutrition is examined under a magnifying glass to ensure that piglets do not suffer.
When formulating a diet for pigs, diarrhea remains a major concern for the nutritionist. In fact, the younger the animal that will receive the designed diet, the greater the risk of diarrhea. This is why some nutritionists avoid formulating diets for piglets, while they feel quite comfortable formulating diets for older pigs. No matter the cost, or the marketing hype, if a piglet diet leads to diarrhea, then all is lost: business, credibility, even your job.