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Effect of Feeding Lactobacillus to Pigs Infected with Salmonella typhimurium

Authors
  • C. L. Baum (Iowa State University)
  • D. L. Harris (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Pigs were fed 24-hour cultures of Lactobacillus spp. daily for 34 days. On the 8th day of Lactobacillus spp feeding, animals were inoculated with 108 colony-forming units (CFU) of Salmonella typhimurium.

Based on these data, feeding Lactobacillus spp. cultures to pigs infected with S. typhimurium reduced the number of animals that were culture-positive for S. typhimurium by fecal and tonsil samples. Further, feeding Lactobacillus spp. cultures reduced the duration of S. typhimurium shedding from tonsil and fecal samples.

Keywords: ASL R687

How to Cite:

Baum, C. L. & Harris, D. L., (2001) “Effect of Feeding Lactobacillus to Pigs Infected with Salmonella typhimurium”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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