Competitive exclusion of Salmonella enteritidis in chicks by treatment with a single culture plus dietary lactose.

Abstract

Oral inoculation of lactose utilizing cecal bacteria plus 2.5% lactose treatments were tested in young chicks for protective efficacy against infection by Salmonella enteritidis. One-day-old chicks were treated with cecal bacteria upon arrival and challenged orally on day 3 with 10(4)-10(6) cfu S. enteritidis. A single culture identified as Escherichia coli… (More)

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