Dietary Inclusion of Colicin E1 Prevents Post-weaning Diarrhea in Pigs

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2007-01-01
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Cutler, Sara
Lonergan, Steven
Lonergan, Steven
Stahl, Chad
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Including a purified antimicrobial peptide, Colicin E1, at a rate of 22mg/kg diet in a corn-soy based diet for weanling pigs prevented experimentally induced (E. coli F18) post-weaning diarrhea. Colicins may be an effective alternative to conventional antibiotics for use in animal feed.

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