Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

The use of plant-derived products with antimicrobial activity appears as an alternative for the control of pig salmonellosis. The results of 3 field trials aimed at assessing the efficacy of different concentrations of a galactomannan (Salmosan®) in the control of Samonella infection in fattening pigs are presented. It was found that the addition of ≥2 kg/T of Salmosan® to the regular diet of pigs during the entire fattening period was able to decrease significantly the prevalence of Salmonella infection and shedding at slaughter. This galactomannan could be considered a good complementary tool along with good hygiene and biosecurity for the control of this infection in the pig farm.

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

43449

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-897

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Galactomannans for the control of Salmonella infection in fattening pigs

Portland, Maine, USA

The use of plant-derived products with antimicrobial activity appears as an alternative for the control of pig salmonellosis. The results of 3 field trials aimed at assessing the efficacy of different concentrations of a galactomannan (Salmosan®) in the control of Samonella infection in fattening pigs are presented. It was found that the addition of ≥2 kg/T of Salmosan® to the regular diet of pigs during the entire fattening period was able to decrease significantly the prevalence of Salmonella infection and shedding at slaughter. This galactomannan could be considered a good complementary tool along with good hygiene and biosecurity for the control of this infection in the pig farm.