Dietary fiber affects pigs’ response to E. coli diarrhea

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2017-07-27
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Li, Qingyun
Gabler, Nick
Patience, John
Burrough, Eric
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Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
The mission of VDPAM is to educate current and future food animal veterinarians, population medicine scientists and stakeholders by increasing our understanding of issues that impact the health, productivity and well-being of food and fiber producing animals; developing innovative solutions for animal health and food safety; and providing the highest quality, most comprehensive clinical practice and diagnostic services. Our department is made up of highly trained specialists who span a wide range of veterinary disciplines and species interests. We have faculty of all ranks with expertise in diagnostics, medicine, surgery, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and production medicine. Most have earned certification from specialty boards. Dozens of additional scientists and laboratory technicians support the research and service components of our department.
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Pigs are subject to numerous health threats as they undergo various stresses at the time of weaning. At the same time, their immune system is not fully developed. Diarrhea is one of the common problems in a newly weaned group, causing substantial economic losses for producers due to the increased mortality and morbidity. Certainly, many factors can lead to post-weaning diarrhea, such as poor environmental hygiene, inappropriate feeding and infectious pathogens. Piglet diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli is one of the most common cases, also called colibacillosis.

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This article is published as Li, Q., N. Gabler, J. Patience and E. Burrough. Dietary fiber affects pigs’ response to E. coli diarrhea. National Hog Farmer. July 27, 2017. Posted with permission.

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