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Unpublished Paper
Removal of Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics from Nursery Pigs Diets: Influence on Behavior, Performance and Physiology
Animal Industry Report
  • Ciara J. Jackson, Iowa State University
  • Anna K. Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
  • Mark S. Honeyman, Iowa State University
  • Locke A. Karriker, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2341
Publication Date
2008
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications
The objective of this study was to determine the effects on pig behavior, performance and physiology of removing sub-therapeutic antibiotics from diets provided to nursery pigs. Including additional fat instead of the traditional antibiotics made the feed more palatable therefore; the treatment group (without antibiotic rations) visited the feeder more quickly and had an improved Feed-to-Gain ratio (F: G) than the control (pigs provided antibiotics) pigs. This study determined that when using high health status pigs, sub-therapeutic antibiotics may be omitted from the diets.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Ciara J. Jackson, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Mark S. Honeyman, et al.. "Removal of Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics from Nursery Pigs Diets: Influence on Behavior, Performance and Physiology" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/60/