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.
M. Le Bon
Christine E.R. Dodd email@example.com
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|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (CUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||probiotic, diarrhoea, Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii, pig|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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