Dose-response of weanling pigs to streptococcus faecium

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dc.contributor.author Healy, B.J.
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Joe D.
dc.contributor.author Fung, Daniel Y. C.
dc.contributor.author Liang, C.
dc.contributor.author Yu, S.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-09T15:32:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-09T15:32:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-09T15:32:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3563
dc.description.abstract Two 5-wk experiments, using a total of 270 pigs (avg initial wt of 16.1 and 13.11b), were conducted to determine the dose-response relationship between Streptococcus faecium additions to drinking water and performance of newly weaned pigs. In experiment 1, treatments were: 1) untreated control; 2, 3, and 4) .5, 2.5, and 4.5 x 109 CFU of S. faecillm/pig/d; 5) antibioticfed positive control (CSP250 and CUS04)' Bacterial content of feces collected from the pigs on d 7, 14, and 21 indicated that antibiotic feeding greatly reduced fecal content of streptococci. S. faecium given in the water (.5, 2.5, or 4.5 x 10 CFU/pig/d) slightly increased the CFU of streptococci in the feces. Giving S. faecillm in the water or antibiotics in the feed did not reduce fecal content of coliform bacteria. Antibiotic feeding improved feed intake, growth rate, and efficiency of gain when compared to the untreated control. Pigs given the highest level of S. faecium addition to the water (i.e., 4.5 x 10^9 had performance that was intermediate to that of the untreated control and positive control. In experiment 2, dosages of S. faecium were spread further apart. Treatments were: 1) untreated negative control; 2,3, and 4) 5 x 107, 5 X 109, and 5 x 1011 CFU of S. faecium/pig/d; and 5) antibiotic-fed positive control. Streptococci content of the feces was increased by giving S. faecillm in the water. However, total coliform content was not affected by giving S. faecium or antibiotics. Antibiotic feeding improved rate of gain, feed intake, and efficiency of gain, but giving S. faecium did not improve performance of pigs compared to those given the untreated control. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-163-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 581 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Streptococcus faecium en_US
dc.subject Probiotics en_US
dc.subject Antibiotics en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Weanling pig en_US
dc.title Dose-response of weanling pigs to streptococcus faecium en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 113 en_US
dc.citation.spage 107 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 16, 1989 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhancock en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dfung en_US


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