Effects of water-soluble and in-feed organic acids on the growth performance of weanling pigs

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dc.contributor.author Gottlob, R.O.
dc.contributor.author Neill, C.R.
dc.contributor.author Groesbeck, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Schneider, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Frantz, N.Z.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-20T15:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-20T15:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-20T15:57:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1875
dc.description.abstract A total of 360 weanling pigs (initially 11.5 lb and 18 ± 3 d of age, PIC) were used in a 42-d growth assay to determine the effects of water-soluble antimicrobials and organic acids in feed and/or water on nursery pig growth performance. Pigs were allotted to one of 9 experimental treatments: 1) control (no feed or water antimicrobials or acids); 2) water containing 38 mg/L neomycin sulfate; 3) water containing 0.06% Activate3 WD; 4) water containing 0.12% Activate WD; 5) feed containing Neo-Terramycin4 (140 g/ton neomycin sulfate, 140 g/ton oxytetracycline HCl; neo/oxy); 6) feed containing 0.50% Activate DA; 7) feed containing 0.45% Starter L; 8) feed containing 0.45% Multimax L; and 9) feed containing 0.50% Activate DA and 0.10% Mintrex3 P. Overall (d 0 to 42 after weaning), pigs provided neo/oxy in the feed had greater (P<0.05) ADG, compared with pigs in all other treatments, except the pigs provided the combination of Activate DA and Mintrex P in the feed. Pigs provided neo/oxy in the feed had greater ADFI (P<0.02) than did pigs provided the control treatment. There were no differences in feed efficiency between any of the treatments. These data demonstrate that pigs provided in-feed antimicrobials had improved growth, whereas those provided organic acids in feed and water did not. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-83-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 966 en_US
dc.subject Nursery pig en_US
dc.subject Antimicrobials en_US
dc.subject Organic acids en_US
dc.subject Water en_US
dc.subject Growth en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Effects of water-soluble and in-feed organic acids on the growth performance of weanling pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 66 en_US
dc.citation.spage 60 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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