478 – Review: Are we using probiotics correctly in post-weaning piglets? (Research paper – Barba-Vidal – 2018)Click here for resource
478 Research paper
Review: Are we using probiotics correctly in post-weaning piglets? by Barba-Vidal, E., Martín-Orúe, S.M., and L. Castillejos 2018 Animal 12: 2489-2498
In Significant Impact Groups: Specific alternatives \ Pre-/probiotics; Feed / gut health
Species targeted: Pigs;
This review critically examines the use of probiotics in post-weaning piglets, focusing on challenge situations, and proposes potential strategies to increase consistency in probiotic effects. Given the current lack of reproducibility commonly described with probiotic use, this approach could have significant positive effects upon the efficacy of probiotic products and economic viability of the swine industry. Furthermore, it aims to be useful to swine nutritionists, researchers and the additive industry to critically consider their approach when developing or using probiotic strategies in weaning piglets.
Where to find the original material: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/animal/article/review-are-we-using-probiotics-correctly-in-postweaning-piglets/241AE85C85278975794CC573A3B94291#; https://doi.org/10.1017/s1751731118000873