Crowding more pigs into a nursing pen than is recommended is a fairly common practice among producers who have limited facilities or high overhead costs. The effect of this crowding on performance has not been determined. The value of antibiotics in the nursing pig's diet has been well documented. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of pen space. and antibiotics and the possible interaction of the two as related to pig performance.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Libal, G. W.; Josphson, S.; and Wahlstrom, R. C., "Interactions of Pen Space and Antibiotics as They Affect Performance of Weanling Pigs" (1981). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 9.