Comparision of antimicrobial alternatives in irradiated diets for nursery pigs

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dc.contributor.author Keegan, T.P.
dc.contributor.author Hasted, C.W.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T22:41:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T22:41:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-09T22:41:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2096
dc.description.abstract Previous research at Kansas State University indicated that irradiation can effectively reduce the bacteria concentration in nursery diets. Therefore, we hypothesized that eliminating bacteria in the feed via irradiation would provide a model to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial alternatives. In a 27-d growth assay, 330 weanling pigs (13.2 lb and 18 ± 2 d of age, PIC) were fed one of 9 experimental diets: 1) control diet with no antimicrobials, 2) irradiated control diet with no antimicrobials, and the irradiated control diet with added: 3) carbadox (50 g/ton), 4) Probios® (1.6% from d 0 to 14 and 0.8% from d 14 to 21), 5) BioSaf® (0.3%), 6) Biomate Yeast Plus® (0.1%), 7) Bio-Mos™ (0.3%), 8) Bio-Plus® 2B (0.05%), or 9) LactoSacc® (0.2%). BioSaf®, Biomate Yeast Plus®, and Lacto Sacc® are all concentrated forms of selected live yeast cells while Bio-Mos™ is a mannanoligosaccharide derived from yeast. Probios® is a form of lactic acid bacteria and Bio Plus® 2B contains two bacillus strains. All antimicrobials were added after diets were irradiated. Neither irradiation nor feed additives in an irradiated diet improved growth performance compared to the nonirradiated control. Pigs fed the diet containing Probios had poorer (P<0.05) F/G compared to all other test diets except pigs fed the diet containing BioSaf. Pigs fed both the non-irradiated and irradiated control diets and Bio Plus 2B had improved (P<0.05) F/G compared to pigs fed diets containing Probios and BioSaf. These results indicate that whole diet irradiation or adding the feed additives to the irradiated diet did not improve growth performance. Eliminating the bacteria in the control diet by irradiation did not allow the impact of antimicrobial alternatives to be more easily measured. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 920 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-120-S en_US
dc.subject Nursery pig en_US
dc.subject Irradiation en_US
dc.subject Feed additive en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Comparision of antimicrobial alternatives in irradiated diets for nursery pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 110 en_US
dc.citation.spage 106 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US

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