Zinc Replacement Strategies for Preventing Piglet Diarrhea
Charlotte Lauridsen / Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark.
IntroductionPost-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several etiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause, i.e. colibacillosis. The use of antibiotics at subtherapeutic concentrations was routinely used as growth promoters for several decades, but has since 1...