Feed additives for swine: Fact sheets – acidifiers and antibiotics

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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 2012-04-06T20:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T20:34:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13586
dc.description.abstract Feed additives are non-nutritive products used in swine diets to improve production efficiency and performance. If chosen carefully and used properly, feed additives can be effective and can help increase the profitability of pig production. Not all feed additives are the same or provide a beneficial response and, therefore, choosing a product will depend on the farm’s specific situation and needs. This series of fact sheets includes some of the major classifications of products used as feed additives. Every effort has been made to ensure that all the information in every fact sheet is current and based on the latest scientific publications available at the time of writing. The objective of these fact sheets is to discuss some of the basic concepts to help producers improve their understanding of these products. They also aim to promote more responsible and judicious use of feed additives. Beneficial claims from dietary inclusions of acidifiers include control of bacterial growth in feed, increased growth performance, improvement in nutrient digestibility, and control of harmful bacteria in the gut. Antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, have been used in pig production for over 50 years. Early studies indicated significant improvements in pig growth performance when antibiotics were fed. With the improvements in production practices and health status of pig herds, positive responses to in-feed antibiotics may not be as large in today’s modern facilities. Additionally, the magnitude of response differs with the stage of pig growth. Use of antibiotics as feed additives is subject to regulatory policies to prevent residues and enhance public health. It is therefore important to be aware of the current information available concerning the effects of commonly used in-feed antibiotics in pig production. 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 Acidifiers en_US
dc.subject Antibiotics en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Production efficiency en_US
dc.title Feed additives for swine: Fact sheets – acidifiers and antibiotics en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2009 en_US
dc.citation.epage 275 en_US
dc.citation.issue 5 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Swine Health and Production en_US
dc.citation.spage 270 en_US
dc.citation.volume 17 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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