Prevention of enteroxigenic Escherichia coli infections in pigs by dairy-based nutrition

Sugiharto, Sugiharto and Jensen, BB and Jensen, KH and Lauridsen, C (2015) Prevention of enteroxigenic Escherichia coli infections in pigs by dairy-based nutrition. CAB REVIEWS, 10 (052). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1749-8848

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Abstract Postweaning diarrhea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several aetiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause. After being routinely used for several decades to control bacterial disease outbreaks in piglet, the use of antibiotics at subtherapeutic concentrations has been banned in the European Union because of the increasing prevalence of resistance to antibiotics in pigs. The removal of in-feed antibiotics from piglet diets has negative economic consequences as it dramatically increases the rate of morbidity and mortality due to ETEC as well as the use of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes. Other than subtherapeutic antibiotics, zinc oxide (ZnO) had been reported to ameliorate and/or prevent the development of PWD in piglets, but its excretion may have negative impacts on the environment. Thus, other alternatives that control ETEC infections in piglets postweaning will be of great advantage. A number of nutritional strategies have been proposed as alternative means of preventing ETEC infections, of which feeding dairy-based products to piglets could be one of such strategies. It is apparent that colostrums, milk and milk fractions such as whey and casein contain several biologically active compounds with anti-microbial and immunomodulatory properties. Recently, these dairy products and their isolated compounds such as lactoferrin and oligosaccharides have been employed as anti-infective agents against ETEC infections in iglets postweaning. The dairy by-products (e.g. whey or whey permeate) may also be fermented to further improve the anti-infective potential of the products. Overall, the anti-infective activities of dairy-based products against ETEC could be attributed to the improvement of the intestinal barrier functions, microbial ecosystem and immunity of the piglets. Keywords : Dairy-based product; Anti-microbial; Immunomodulation; Anti-infective; Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli; Postweaning diarrhea; Piglet

Item Type:Article
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions:Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences > Department of Animal Agriculture
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