Iron BoostTM is an oral preparation containing iron and trace minerals to provide required iron in newborn and suckling piglets. Benefits Iron BoostTM contains carbonyl iron and is one of the safest known formats when giving oral iron to piglets. It does not induce problems associated with injectible iron formats such as needle induced swelling. Iron BoostTM maintains hematocrit levels as effectively as a 200 mg iron dextran injectable format. How it works: Iron BoostTM contains carbonyl iron that is easily absorbed by the piglet in safe manner. This allows the iron to be available in the blood to help maintain normal hematocrit levels.