Efficacy of virginiamycin as a prophylactic drug to prevent swine dysentery

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dc.contributor.author Schoneweis, D.A.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, G.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-07T15:51:51Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-05-07T15:51:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3969
dc.description Swine Industry Day 1973 is known as Swine Day, 1973 en
dc.description.abstract Forty-eight feeder pigs were used in an experiment to determine Virginiamycin's effectiveness in preventing swine dysentery. Thirteen of 24 controls and one of 24 that received the antibiotic at either 25 or 50 grams per ton of feed died of swine dysentery or complications. Feed conversion ratio was markedly improved by the antibiotic. Virginiamycin was judged effective in preventing clinical cases of swine dysentery, but it has not been cleared for use in swine. Swine dysentery, also known as bloody dysentery, vibrionic dysentery, bloody scours, or black scours, is a infectious, enteric disease of swine. It is serious in many areas of the Midwest and is assumed to be present wherever swine are raised in the United States. For years the etiology of the condition was thought to be Vibrio coli; however, recent work has indicated Treponema hyodysenterrae-instead. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1973 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 203 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Virginiamycin en_US
dc.subject Prophilactic drug en_US
dc.subject Swine dysentery en_US
dc.title Efficacy of virginiamycin as a prophylactic drug to prevent swine dysentery en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1973 en_US
dc.citation.epage 36 en_US
dc.citation.spage 34 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November, 1973 en_US

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