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Effect of a single dose of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii on the occurrence of porcine neonatal diarrhoea

Hancox, L.R.; Le Bon, M.; Richards, P.J.; Guillou, D.; Dodd, Christine E.R.; Mellits, K.H.

Authors

L.R. Hancox

M. Le Bon

P.J. Richards

D. Guillou

Christine E.R. Dodd christine.dodd@nottingham.ac.uk

K.H. Mellits



Abstract

Piglet neonatal diarrhoea is an important issue in modern pig production and is linked to increased mortality and poor growth rates, affecting long-term pig health, increasing use of medication and cost of production. Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii (SB) is a probiotic yeast with documented clinical efficacy in the prevention and treatment of diarrhoeal diseases in humans. The objectives of the current study were to evaluate the effect of SB on occurrence and severity of neonatal diarrhoea in piglets, mortality and growth rate. Forty-six litters (606 piglets) were randomly allocated to a control or SB treatment (n = 23 per treatment). Within 24 h of farrowing, piglets assigned to the SB treatment received a single oral dose of a paste containing 3.3×109CFU of SB CNCM I-1079. Piglets from the control litters received a placebo paste.# Piglet weight, mortality and diarrhoea were recorded up to day 7 of age. It was shown that numbers of diarrhoea days were significantly correlated with increased mortality rate and reduced weight gain ( P

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Animal
Print ISSN 1751-7311
Electronic ISSN 1751-732X
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 11
APA6 Citation Hancox, L., Le Bon, M., Richards, P., Guillou, D., Dodd, C. E., & Mellits, K. (in press). Effect of a single dose of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii on the occurrence of porcine neonatal diarrhoea. animal, 9(11), https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731114002687
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731114002687
Keywords probiotic, diarrhoea, Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii, pig
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/animal/article/effect-of-a-single-dose-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-var-boulardii-on-the-occurrence-of-porcine-neonatal-diarrhoea/5A9308F11622A23DB3CA8DBF22CFB2F2#
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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