Article published the November 20, 2019
The objective of the study was to determine to what extent B. subtilis DSM 32315 (BS) probiotic can ameliorate the negative effect of weaning stress on intestinal microbial profile and integrity, and growth performance, in piglets fed low or high crude protein (CP) diets. Seventy-two piglets (initial weight 7.61 ± 0.55 kg) were allotted to 4 diets in a randomized complete ...
This member gave a presentation on November 6, 2019
At the following event:
Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals 2019
This member gave a presentation on February 12, 2019
At the following event:
IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2019
Article published the September 14, 2017
The continuous tendency to reduce the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) in poultry production, due to social concern about generation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, has resulted in the crucial necessity to find economically viable alternatives that can maintain optimal health and performance parameters under commercial conditions (1, 2). One possible substitute for AGP tha ...
Article published the August 18, 2017
Antibiotics are considered growth promoters when administered at non-therapeutic (low) concentrations in the feed of food animals to stimulate growth and improve feed efficiency (Costa et al., 2011; Lin et al., 2013). Antibiotics growth promoters (AGP) in the feed of different animal species has been used for more than 60 years in the United States, as well as in other countries ( ...
Article published the June 15, 2017
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by some strains of Aspergillus species which are commonly found in cereals worldwide and bring significant threats to the food industry and animal production . At least 14 different types of aflatoxins are produced in nature [2,3]. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is considered the most toxic and is produced by both Aspergillus ...
Article published the August 26, 2016
With the growth of the poultry industry, avian salmonellosis became a limiting factor in poultry farms, in which can cause significant economic losses in all stages of production. Avian salmonellosis is the term that designates a large group of acute or chronic bird diseases caused by one or more bacteria of the genus Salmonella (Gast, 1997). These bacteria are rods from the Entero ...
Article published the August 1, 2016
This article was originally published in British Poultry Science (2015), Vol. 56, No. 6, 723–732.
Concerns regarding development of antibioticresistant microorganisms and social pressures have continued the trend to ban the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry production (Castanon, 2007). This has also resulted in an urgent necessity to find feasible alternativ ...
Article published the November 23, 2015
There is good experimental and epidemiological evidence that primary infection of Salmonella is by the oral-fecal route, along with an established infectious dose (Blaser and Newman, 1982; White et al., 1997; Galanis et al., 2006). Although the common route of transmission for many zoonotic pathogens such as Salmonella is direct ingestion, the inhalation of infectious particles ...
Article published the November 19, 2015
DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM
Our laboratory hypothesized that tracheal sampling may be a viable method for detecting Salmonella contamination in poultry. Very recent research from our laboratory suggested that tracheal inoculation is indeed possible, and that low doses of Salmonella administered directly into the trachea can cause systemic infection [1, 2]. Thus, if infection does occur through respira ...