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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2001

Authors: Jugl, M; Zitterl-Eglseer, K; Beier, T; Schilcher, F; Gabler, C; Schuh, M; Kastner, U; Guggenbichler, JP; Franz, C

Title: Experimentelle Feldstudie über den Einsatz von Karottenpektinen als Futterzusatz zur Durchfallprophylaxe in der Ferkelaufzucht.

Source: Tierärztliche Praxis (Großtiere-Nutztiere) (29) 308-312.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Chlodwig
Jugl-Chizzola Martina
Schilcher Franz
Schuh Maximilian
Zitterl-Eglseer Karin

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Ruminant Medicine
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds
Institute of Microbiology
Institute of Pathology

Project(s): Pectines of carrots as a substitute of antibiotics to avoid diarrhoea in piglets

Carrot pectines for prevention of diarrhea in the rearing of piglets in a field study. The aim of the two studies was to test the efficacy of carrot powder (boiled, dehydrated and grinded carrots) in the prophylaxis of diarrhea of weaners in a piggery. Rations containing carrot powder (group 1), neither carrot powder nor antibiotic feed additive (group 2), and the antibiotic feed additive tylosinphosphate (group 3) were fled to weaners, 28 days to 39 days old at weaning. In the first study, the litters were fed from the age of ten days with the respective rations, in the second study groups of three piglets were randomly assigned to the test-rations after weaning. The observation continued for two to four weeks after weaning. In the first study significantly less (p less than or equal to 0.001) piglets of group 1 and group 3 suffered from diarrhea in the first week after weaning compared to group 2. In the second study no piglet suffered from diarrhea. Between the groups no significant difference in weight gain (group 1: 0.40 kg/d/animal; group 2: 0.38 kg/d/animal; group 3: 0.41 kg/d/animal) and feed uptake could be observed during the first 20 days after weaning.

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