501 Industry Innovation – No zinc and no antibiotics in pig management by Petr McKenzie

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501 Industry Innovation – No zinc and no antibiotics in pig management by Petr McKenzie

501 Industry Innovation
No zinc and no antibiotics in pig management
by Petr McKenzie
In Significant Impact Groups:
Feed / gut health \ Feed additives and supplements
Species targeted: Pigs;
Age: Young;
Summary:
Where to find the original material:
Country: AU (Australia)
In this paper McKenzie shares his journey with the impact of E.coli on pig management – eventually without antibiotic and zinc oxide use. After years of veterinary practice, he came to the following regime that results in more good live pigs and heavier pigs at 4 weeks post weaning with minimal or zero injectable antibiotic and no need for zinc oxide: – Attention to detail- All-in-all-out and hygiene- Quality weaner diet consisting ofo Less than 18.5% protein;o European programme of coated butyric, formic and citric acid and Baccilus PB6 o Korean programme of Algal immune stimulant. The programme is usually cheaper than Zinc plus some antibiotics. Some farmers have been on the programme for over a year with success. Remove ZnO gently – if management is not as good as expected, and you have a very pathogenic E. coli, then E.coli may triumph over lack of ZnO.
501 Industry Innovation – No zinc and no antibiotics in pig management by Petr McKenzie
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