Coliform numbers in the stomach and small intestine of healthy pigs following weaning at three weeks of age.

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In 60 weaned and 52 unweaned pigs, aged between 21 and 32 days, the number of coliform organisms in the gastric contents was found to be related to their pH value. The contents were generally more acidic in the weaned animals and contained fewer coliforms. Haemolytic coliform organisms were never identified among selected isolates examined from the gastric… (More)

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