Maintaining a healthy gut to optimize growth performance of weaned pigs with Bacillus subtilis probiotics

A Bacillus probiotic in the diets of weaned pigs can improve gut health, decrease diarrhoea incidences, and improve performance of weaned pigs like the levels achieved with antibiotics.

BALACHANDAR JAYARAMAN and JOHN HTOO* investigate the effects of a Bacillus subtilis probiotic specifically developed for swine, in weaned pigs challenged with K88 strain of Escherichia coli on growth performance and indicators of gut health.

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