The effect of feeding varying levels of Bifidobacterium globsum a on the performance, scouring index, gastrointestinal measurements and immunity of weanling and growing-finishing pigs

dc.contributor.authorAgar, Gary A.en
dc.contributor.committeechairKornegay, Ervin T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLindemann, M. D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWood, Cynthia M.en
dc.contributor.departmentAnimal Science (Animal Nutrition)en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:42:35Zen
dc.date.adate2009-08-14en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:42:35Zen
dc.date.issued1991-08-14en
dc.date.rdate2009-08-14en
dc.date.sdate2009-08-14en
dc.description.abstractFour trials using 312 weanling pigs (average initial wt of 7.2 kg) were conducted to examine the effectiveness of Bifidobacterium globsum a (BGA) on the growth performance, scour scores, humoral and cell-mediated immune response and pH and chloride ion concentration (CIC) of feces and gastrointestinal section contents. The effect of continuous feeding of BGA from weaning to market weight on performance and carcass characteristics was evaluated using pigs from Trial 3 (n=80). Dietary treatments were 0, 5.0 x 104 , 6.7 x 106 and 7.5 x 108 colony forming units (CFU)/d in Trial 1 and 0, 6.0 x 104 , 5.0 x 105 and 5.0 x 106 CFU/d in Trials 2 through 4 and the grower-finisher trial. In Trial 1, ADG was effected quadratically at wk 1-2 and 1-5 (P < .05) and wk 3-5 (P < .01) with pigs fed the medium (6.7 x 106 ) BGA level having higher ADG than control pigs. Quadratic diet effects were also observed for average daily feed intake (ADFI) at wk 1-2, 1-5 (P < .10) and 3-5 (P < .05) with pigs fed the medium level of BGA having greater ADFI than control.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
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dc.identifier.otheretd-08142009-040234en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08142009-040234/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44205en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.A727.pdfen
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.A727en
dc.subject.lcshSwine -- Feeding and feedsen
dc.subject.lcshSwine -- Growthen
dc.titleThe effect of feeding varying levels of Bifidobacterium globsum a on the performance, scouring index, gastrointestinal measurements and immunity of weanling and growing-finishing pigsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal Science (Physiology of Reproduction)en
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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