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Dietary nonstarch polysaccharides: Interactions with weaner pig growth and post weaning colibacillosis

McDonald, D., Pluske, J.R., Pethick, D.W. and Hampson, D.J. (1997) Dietary nonstarch polysaccharides: Interactions with weaner pig growth and post weaning colibacillosis. In: Manipulating Pig Production VI. Proceedings of the sixth biennial conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 7 - 10 December, Canberra, Australia p. 179.

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Abstract

Growth setbacks and the occurrence of post-weaning colibacillosis in piglets in the first week post-weaning can have a major influence on the overall time taken to reach market weight. The inclusion of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in the diet has been advocated as a means of reducing the severity and incidence of post-weaning colibacillosis by accelerating large intestinal development (Bolduan et al., 1988). The aim of this experiment was to study the effects of differences in post-weaning dietary NSP on pig growth, gut development, and intestinal proliferation of haemolytic Escherichia coli.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: APSA Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20243
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