Effect of several plant products on prevention of E. coli adhesion in the gastrointestinal tract of weaned pigs

A.W. Jongbloed, R. Maiorano, C. Wagenaars

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Abstract

A challenge experiment was carried out which comprised six treatment groups each consisting of 12 individually housed piglets. Each group received one of the following pelleted diets: 1) Basal Diet (BD; Negative control); 2) BD + Yeast product (Positive control, 2.5 g/kg diet); 3) BD + Product SW 7 (25 g/kg diet); 4) BD + Product SW11 (25 g/kg diet) 5) BD + Sesame seed expeller (25 g/kg diet); 6) BD + Thyme/Carvacrol (Origanum spp.; 1.0 g/kg diet). The choice of the products used in the first five treatment groups was based on the results of an in vitro study by Becker et al. (2006), and comprised a range of the in vitro adhesion capacity to E. coli K88+ from high to low. The Thyme/Carvacrol treatment was carried out on request of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. This challenge experiment showed that there was a substantial difference in effect of several plant products in the diet on response of E. coli infected pigs
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameRapport / Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
No.62

Keywords

  • piglets
  • escherichia coli
  • gastrointestinal diseases
  • pig farming
  • fodder crops
  • feed additives
  • plant products
  • animal disease prevention

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    Jongbloed, A. W., Maiorano, R., & Wagenaars, C. (2007). Effect of several plant products on prevention of E. coli adhesion in the gastrointestinal tract of weaned pigs. (Rapport / Animal Sciences Group; No. 62). Animal Sciences Group. https://edepot.wur.nl/20939