Oral administration of the probiotic Enterococcus faecium showed a spike in body weight and also decreased diarrhoea rate.
RESEARCH: Bioactive ingredients from industrial hemp will be used in new research to optimise the diets for sows and piglets, thus reducing post-weaning diarrhoea, the use of antibiotics and piglet mortality.
A trial in the Netherlands with newborn piglets showed that those fed a yoghurt product for two weeks after farrowing, resulted in higher feed intake and higher post-weaning growth rates.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has developed pioneering guidance for the safety assessment of one of the most common probiotics used in animal feed, Enterococcus faecium.
Researchers from the Zhejiang University in China looked at the effects of a probiotic, Enterococcus faecium, on growth performance, intestinal morphology, immune response, and cecal microflora in broiler chickens challenged with Es...