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.
Iowa State University
Cutler, Sara A.; Lonergan, Steven M.; and Stahl, Chad H.
"Dietary Inclusion of Colicin E1 Prevents Post-weaning
Diarrhea in Pigs,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 653, ASL R2227.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol653/iss1/53