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A note on probiotics as an alternative for antibiotics in pigs

R. Link 1  ,  
G. Kováč 1,  
 
1
University of Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovakia
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(3):513–519
Publication date: 2005-08-04
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ABSTRACT
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the probiotic preparation BioPlus 2B, based on Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, on daily weight gains, feed conversion, general health, and stimulation of phagocytosis and mitogenesis of lymphocytes in pigs. Administration of probiotics significantly affected body weight and slightly affected mean daily gains (6%) and feed conversion (12%) of the experimental pigs. Also important was the protective effect against diarrhoea. These results indicate that probiotics based on representatives of the genus Bacillus could replace antibiotic growth simulators.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
R. Link   
University of Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovakia
 
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ISSN:1230-1388