Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Fermentation in the large gut and swine dysentery

Siba, P.M., Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677, Pluske, J.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-7194-2164, Mullan, B.P. and Hampson, D.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-7729-0427 (1995) Fermentation in the large gut and swine dysentery. In: Manipulating Pig Production V. Proceedings of the sixth biennial conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 26 - 29 November, Canberra, Australia p. 170.

PDF - Published Version
Download (82kB) | Preview


In this experiment, the efficacy of a variety of grains to control SD was tested. Grains were fed either "raw" or after steam-flaking for 20 min at 150°C, "cooked". Steam-flaking is likely to increase digestibility in the small intestine causing a lower volume of nutrients to be available in the large intestine for microbial fermentation. This environment may be less favourable for the colonisation and proliferation of S. hyodysenteriae.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year