Use of Acidifiers as Antibacterial Agents in Swine

Forum: The Prophylactic Use of Acidifiers as Antibacterial Agents in Swine

Published on: 10/29/2012
Author/s : Vasileios Papatsiros and C. Billinis (University of Thessaly,Greece)
1. Introduction In recent decades, acidifiers have emerged as viable alternatives to antibiotics in swine diets, in order to stimulate optimal growth performance and prevent various enteric diseases. Antimicrobials have been used for more than 50 years to enhance growth performance and prevent various pig diseases (Gustafson & Bowen, 1997). There is growing public awareness of the relationshi...
remove_red_eye 5626 forum 1 bar_chart Statistics share print
Share :
Tony Mcdonald Tony Mcdonald
October 29, 2012

This is a very interesting article written in terms even I can understand. My interest is based on using an LAB based probiotic in drinking water and farm made starter diet pellets. Whilst my initial interest was in reducing the smells in the manure, I have noticed dramatic decreases in FCR in the younger pigs. I also have noticed across the herd a large reduction in ailments and general improvement in health.

Engormix reserves the right to delete and/or modify comments. See more details
Post a comment
Create new discussion :
If this discussion does not cover topics of interest or raises new questions, you can create another discussion.
Consult a professional in private:
If you have a specific problem you can perform a consultation privately to a professional in our community.
Jon Bergstrom
Jon Bergstrom
Swine Nutrition & Production, Ph.D.
  Plano, Texas, United States
Copyright © 1999-2020 Engormix - All Rights Reserved