Influence of antimicrobial sequence in the nursery on pig performance and economic return

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dc.contributor.author Steidinger, M.U.
dc.contributor.author Dau, D.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-12T21:55:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-12T21:55:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-12T21:55:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1810
dc.description.abstract A total of 1,008 pigs (11.9 lb and 19 d of age) were used in a 42-d experiment to determine the influence of antibiotic regimen on growth performance and economic return. From d 0 to 10, pigs were fed diets containing either no antibiotic or Denagard at 35 g/ton and chlortetracycline at 400 g/ton (Denagard/CTC). From d 10 to 21, diets contained no medication, Denagard/CTC, Mecadox at 25 g/ton and Oxytetracycline at 400 g/ton, or Mecadox at 50 g/ton. From d 21 to 42, diets contained either no medication or Denagard/CTC. Adding Denagard/CTC to the diet from d 0 to 10 improved (P < 0.01) ADG, F/G, and margin over feed cost (MOFC). Adding antibiotics to the diet from d 10 to 21 improved (P < 0.01) ADG, ADFI, F/G, and MOFC. There were no differences between pigs fed diets containing Mecadox at 25 g/ton in combination with Oxytetracycline and pigs fed diets containing Mecadox at 50 g/ton. Pigs fed diets containing Denagard CTC tended (P < 0.09) to have greater ADG than pigs fed either diet containing Mecadox and tended (P < 0.07) to have improved F/G and MOFC than pigs fed diets containing Mecadox at 50 g/ton. Adding Denagard/CTC to the diet from d 21 to 42 improved (P < 0.05) ADG, ADFI, and F/G. Denagard/CTC also improved (P < 0.01) MOFC when gain was valued at $1.00/lb of gain. For the overall trial, adding antibiotics to the diet during any phase improved (P < 0.05) ADG. Overall feed efficiency was improved when antibiotics were added to the diet from d 0 to 10 and 21 to 42. Overall feed cost per pig was increased (P < 0.01) by the addition of antibiotics to the diet; however, the improvement in ADG resulted in no change in overall feed cost per pound of gain (P > 0.49). Overall, MOFC was increased when antibiotics were added to the diet from d 0 to 10 and d 10 to 21 when gain was valued at $0.50 or $1.00/lb and tended to increase (P < 0.06) when Denagard/CTC was added to the diet from d 21 to 42 when the extra gain was valued at $1.00/lb. These results demonstrate that adding antibiotics to the nursery diet improved pig performance and economical return on this commercial farm. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 09-074-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1001 en_US
dc.subject Antimicrobial en_US
dc.subject Nursery pig en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Influence of antimicrobial sequence in the nursery on pig performance and economic return en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 81 en_US
dc.citation.spage 74 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US


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