Growth Performance of Weanling Pigs Offered Drinking Water with Lactic Acid Bacteria Serum

Author/s: Korina C. M. Cueva and C. B. Adiova 

Research Type: Thesis

Division: AND

Abstract: 

       The study was conducted to determine the effects of organically-produced Lactic Acid Bacteria Serum (LABS) supplementation in drinking water on growth performance of weanling pigs. Sixteen weanlings (7-15 kg initial weight) were individually-penned and randomly distributed in four treatments:  (a) control diet + drinking water;  (2)  control diet + drinking water supplemented with 5 grams antibiotics;  (3) control diet + drinking water supplemented with 60 ml LABS. The treatments were distributed following randomized complete block design with weight as the blocking factor. The weanling pigs were fed with pre-starter diet for 30 days.  Results showed that there is no significant difference in average daily gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and scouring incidence among the treatments.