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ASSESSMENT OF PROBIOTICS AS ALTERNATIVES TO IN-FEED ANTIBIOTICS ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND DISEASE RESISTANCE

Investigators
Li, Xu, .; Liu, Ya, .; Atwill, Edward; Pereira, RI; Ji, Pe, .
Institutions
University of California - Davis
Start date
2020
End date
2020
Objective
Our long-term goal is to help the livestock industry to deploy feed-based health technologies to best effect in improving animal health. Specific aims are: 1) To determine the effects of dietary supplementation with Bacillus probiotics on performance and diarrhea resistance of weaned pigs infected with E. coli; and 2) To compare the efficacy of probiotics with that of NEO-OXY (a neomycin sulfate - oxytetracycline combination) that can be used in pigs for "treatment and control of colibacillosis caused by E. coli. This drug also used to have a label for "weight gain and improved feed efficiency".
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
CALV-AH-405
Accession number
1022575
Categories
Escherichia coli
Parasites
Bacterial Pathogens