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

Year: 2004

Authors: Jugl-Chizzola, M; Spergser, J; Zitterl-Eglseer, K; Gabler-Eduardo, C; Schilcher, F; Bucher, A; Schuh, M; Troxler, J; Franz, C

Title: Untersuchungen zur Wirkung von Galakturoniden als Futtermittelzusatz im Vergleich zum Leistungsförderer Flavophospholipol und einer Kontrollgruppe bei Absetzferkeln.

Source: Tierärztliche Praxis (Großtiere ¿ Nutztiere) (32) 147-154.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Chlodwig
Jugl-Chizzola Martina
Schilcher Franz
Schuh Maximilian
Spergser Joachim
Troxler Josef
Zitterl-Eglseer Karin

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds
Institute of Animal Welfare Science
Institute of Microbiology
Institute of Pathology
University Clinic for Swine

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

Objective: Investigations on effects of galacturonides as feed additive compared with the growth promoter flavophospholipol and a control group of weaned piglets. Material and methods: In a feeding study galacturonides were tested as feed additive, compared with the antibiotic feed additive flavophospholipol in the rearing of piglets (galakturonides: 10 g/kg respectively 5 g/kg feed, flavophospholipol: 10 mg/kg feed). The piglets were treated three days before until 27 days after weaning with the different feed additives or none of these kind of feed additives, respectively. Group 1 (n = 42) was fed with diets containing galacturonides, group 3 (n = 42) containing the feed additive flavophospholipol and group 2 (n = 40) with diets, which contained none of these substances. Rectal swab samples were taken periodically of all piglets. Results:The results did not show significant differences concerning the bacteriologic findings (incidence of haemolytic E coli, serotypes, antimicrobial susceptibility testing), weight gain and feed conversion rate between the groups. Haemolytic E coli resistent against one or more antibiotics were isolated from weaners of each group. Conclusion: Further investigations of feed additves obtained from plants are needed.

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