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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2227

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

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.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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