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Supplementing salinomycin to diets for growing-finishing pigs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2088704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Feeding experiments with growing-finishing pigs were carried out to study the effect of different dietary salinomycin concentrations upon animal performance. Besides a dietary treatment without antibiotic, three treatments consisted of 20/10 mg/kg, 40/20 mg/kg and 60/30 mg/kg salinomycin (the first and second number refer to the salinomycin content in grower and finisher diet, respectively). Compared to the control group, feeding diets with 20 or 40 mg/kg salinomycin resulted in significantly higher weight gain in the grower period (25-45 kg body weight), while also feed conversion was lower (although not statistically significant). In the finisher period (45-100 kg body weight) salinomycin had no significant effect upon weight gain or feed conversion efficiency, but the 20 and 30 mg/kg treatments yielded the best results. Considering the grower and finisher period together the dietary treatments 40/20 mg/kg and 60/30 mg/kg showed highest growth rate and most favourable feed conversion, although not statistically significant. Carcass characteristics (dressing percentage, carcass length, backfat thickness, percent meat) were not affected by dietary salinomycin supplementation.
R De Schrijver; A Moreels; D Fremaut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  DTW. Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0341-6593     ISO Abbreviation:  DTW. Dtsch. Tierarztl. Wochenschr.     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-28     Completed Date:  1991-05-28     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706565     Medline TA:  Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  520-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Nutrition, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
Body Composition / drug effects
Eating / drug effects
Pyrans / administration & dosage*
Swine / growth & development*
Weight Gain / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Pyrans; 53003-10-4/salinomycin

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