Effect of Feeding Lactobacillus to Pigs Infected with Salmonella typhimurium

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2001-01-01
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Baum, C.
Harris, D.
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Pigs were fed 24-hour cultures of Lactobacillus spp. daily for 34 days. On the 8th day of Lactobacillus spp feeding, animals were inoculated with 108 colony-forming units (CFU) of Salmonella typhimurium.

Based on these data, feeding Lactobacillus spp. cultures to pigs infected with S. typhimurium reduced the number of animals that were culture-positive for S. typhimurium by fecal and tonsil samples. Further, feeding Lactobacillus spp. cultures reduced the duration of S. typhimurium shedding from tonsil and fecal samples.

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