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Effect of salinomycin in the control of Clostridium perfringens type C infections in sucklings pigs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8711885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The ability of salinomycin to control Clostridium perfringens type C infection in sows and their offspring was examined under field conditions. Two groups of sows and their offspring were offered feed either medicated with 60 ppm salinomycin or free of antibiotics, and their performance was compared. The number of piglets with diarrhoea, the duration of the diarrhoea, and the mortality of the piglets during the lactation period were markedly lower in the group given salinomycin. In addition, laboratory examinations showed that the numbers of carrier piglets and sows were reduced after treatment with Salinomycin. Finally, the sows treated with salinomycin lost less weight during the lactation period and weaned more and heavier piglets than the untreated sows. It was concluded that salinomycin incorporated in the diet can be used for controlling C perfringens type C infection in sows and their offspring.
Authors:
S C Kyriakis; K Sarris; S K Kritas; A C Tsinas; C Giannakopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-12     Completed Date:  1996-09-12     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Suckling
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Clostridium Infections / drug therapy,  mortality,  veterinary*
Clostridium perfringens*
Female
Pyrans / therapeutic use*
Swine
Swine Diseases / drug therapy*,  mortality
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Pyrans; 53003-10-4/salinomycin

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