Acid based Eubiotics as Natural Alternatives to Therapeutic Zinc Oxide in Newly Weaned Piglets

Published on: 08/14/2019
Author/s : H. Hall1, M. Nyachoti 2 and D. Harrington 1. / 1 Anpario PLC, Manton Wood Enterprise Park, S80 2RS, UK; 2 University of Manitoba, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada.

Background and objectivesThe recent EU ban on therapeutic levels of zinc in animal diets has led to concern regarding potential performance losses and animal welfare. Potential alternatives such as organic acids have been shown to be beneficial in reducing gram negative bacterial and promote digestibility (Canibe et al., 2001; Mroz, 2005). These properties may also help in the replacement of zinc ...

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Pablo Moreno Pablo Moreno
Veterinary Doctor
August 14, 2019
Very interesting but the groups is too small and do not reflect what happens in real life with a large number of pigs per pen. Where there is more factors to trigger digestive problems.
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August 14, 2019
Hi Pablo,

Thank you for your comment. Yes this the first piece of work we carried out looking at the effect our products had following E.coli challenge. We have subsequently done work with veterinary groups on farms replacing zinc oxide in their weaners.
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