Feed additives for swine: Fact sheets – prebiotics and probiotics, and phytogenics

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dc.contributor.author Jacela, Jay Y.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Renter, David G.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-06T16:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T16:08:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13582
dc.description.abstract There is increasing pressure for livestock producers to minimize the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in food animals. Supplementing benefi cial microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract is one potential alternative. A diverse population of benefi cial and potentially harmful microorganisms exists in the gastrointestinal tract of the pig. In a healthy animal, a delicate balance between these two groups of organisms is maintained. However, during times of stress, such as during weaning in the case of piglets, this balance may be affected and can lead to a rapid growth of harmful microorganisms. This may result in poor performance or disease. Thus, prebiotics and probiotics have been the subject of much research over the years as potential replacements for antibiotic growth promoters in pigs.Restriction on the use of in-feed antibiotics in many countries has fueled the interest in alternative products. A group of natural products known as phytogenics has been the focus of several studies in recent years. Also referred to as phytobiotics or botanicals, phytogenics are plant-derived products used in feed to potentially improve pig performance. Aside from having antimicrobial activity, these products potentially provide antioxidative effects, enhance palatability, improve gut functions, or promote growth. However, there is limited research validating their potential benefits for pigs. en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the Publications Manager of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, April 14, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Feed additives en_US
dc.subject Prebiotics en_US
dc.subject Probiotics en_US
dc.subject Phytogenics en_US
dc.subject Growth en_US
dc.title Feed additives for swine: Fact sheets – prebiotics and probiotics, and phytogenics en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.epage 136 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Swine Health and Production en_US
dc.citation.spage 132 en_US
dc.citation.volume 18 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid drenter en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US

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