Alternate PEDv Treatments in the News

Recent news articles promote nutritional solutions to aid in the prevention of PEDv and other scour causing diseases. Along with sanitation and bio-security measures, providing fuel to increase the efficiency of the colon allows the animal to maintain higher absorption of minerals and water, therefore, lessening the effects of devastating diseases particularly in animals closer to weaning.  Resistant starch has been proven to increase the production of butyrate and the absorption of critical minerals.  Butyrate level in the colon is related to the reduction of scours, regardless of the source of the disease.    

MSP[RS] White Paper: Function and Benefits

For more information on function and benefits, read the attached technical summary regarding MSP[RS] Resistant Starch and its ability to aid in gastrointestinal development and natural resistance to common and disease borne scours.


MSP [RS] Resistant Starch 2018 White Paper

Effect of supplemental diet containing MSP[RS] Resistant Starch on weaned pig performance…

This University of Manitoba research summary looks at the effect of supplemental diet containing MSP[RS] Resistant Starch on weaned pig performance, fecal consistency, and gastrointestinal tract characteristics. The objective was to determine and quantify the effects of MSP[RS] on weanling pig performance and to further examine the effects of MSP[RS] on the incidence of Post Weaning Diarrhea (PWD) and subsequent gastrointestinal characteristics. For more information and a complete copy of the study, contact The study was recently approved for publishing in the Journal of Animal Science. MSP[RS] Resistant Starch was the product used in the study, demonstrating effectiveness at 0.5% and 1.0%.

Technical Summary – UofM Study (PDF)