Ration-induced diarrhea in grower pigs

  title={Ration-induced diarrhea in grower pigs},
  author={Catharine E. Dewey},
  • Catharine E. Dewey
  • Published 2003
An epidemiologic investigation in a boar test station indicated that the morbidity rate due to diarrhea was higher when the pigs were fed a 21% crude protein ration (morbidity rate = 28.51:16) than when they were fed a 17% CP ration (morbidity rate = 5.61: 4) (P < 0.05) No causative pathogenic organism was identified. The spread of the diarrhea within the barn was sporadic. Pigs fed the higher CP ration had a lower average daily gain (0.85 kg versus 0.92 kg) and a higher feed conversion (247… CONTINUE READING