PROTECTION OF THIN INTESTINE MUCOUS WITH PHYTOBIOTICS IN SWINE PUBLISHEDOlga-Alina RADA1, Mihaela OSTAN1, Iuliana CREŢESCU2
The aim of the current paper was to test the phytobiotic product Dysantic in fatty pigs not vaccinated against ileitis caused by Lawsonia intracellularis. In the experimental part was used as biological material 77 fattening pigs. 60 pigs allotted into two groups (G1 and G2) were stressed, and 17 unstressed pigs formed the control group G3. The group G1 receiving the tested phytobiotic Dysantic the mixed fodder for 7 days, and the other two groups were given the usual fodder. The growth parameters were monitored and cases of diarrhoea. They were collected faeces samples for determination of dry matter and determining occult haemorrhages and blood samples for serological diagnosis of ileitis. The experiment was completed with morphological examination of the small intestine. Contamination of experimental pigs with Lawsonia intracellularis was demonstrated by ELISA test, 40% of the samples examined were serologically positive. The group food supplements pigs with Dysantic (G1) produced an average daily gain of 23.17% higher than the control group stressed pigs (G2) and 4.21% lower than the non-stressed group of pigs (G3). Throughout the experimental period, the number of cases of diarrhoea was higher in group stressed pigs (G2). Dysantic product improves growth performance in pigs fat and reduce cases of diarrhea in pigs not vaccinated against ileitis.
Dysantic, phytobiotic, pig, ileitis, Lawsonia intracelularis, growth parameters