Managing pig health with probiotics
Scientists from the Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture
Institute near Sydney, Australia are being trialled by
scientists from the Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute near
The research trials will be undertaken at pig farms in New South Wales, Australia to investigate
whether a combination of probiotics used at birth and after weaning could
provide "a complete process" for managing pig health, and reduce over-reliance
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) immunologist,
Dr James Chin, said a new designer lactic acid bacteria probiotic developed in
collaboration with a commercial partner, International Animal Health, has already been tested on a herd
of 53 animals, and has significantly improved weaner weight.
Now, a new
three year research project is being funded with the help of the Pork Cooperative Research
Centre and International Animal Health.
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