Influence Of A Probiotic/Trace Mineral Mixture On Growth Performance and Salmonella Choleraesuis Shedding In Nursery Pigs

Kansas State University Swine Research. We tested a probiotic/trace mineral mixture using a bacterial challenge model in high-health status pigs. We examined the influence of the mixture on growth performance, hematologic parameters, haptoglobin concentration, and Salmonella choleraesuis shedding in nursery pigs. A successful model of S. cholereasuis challenge was established. However , the probiotic/trace mineral mixture did not influence growth performance, bacterial shedding, or other parameters examined in this experiment.