Lactobacillus cultures have been used in the preservation of human foods for centuries. More recently it has been shown that feeding lactobacillus to pigs can influence the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract. A reduction in enteritis and also an improvement in weight gain have been reported, although the results with lactobacillus cultures as feed supplements have been variable.
The objective of this study was to evaluate a dried viable culture mixture of lactobacillus in diets of different protein content for growing-finishing swine.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, R. C. and Libal, G. W., "Effect of a Lactobacillus Culture in Diets Of Growing-finishing Swine" (1981). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 2.