A study shows that a product by US firm Kemin could reduce the risk of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv). The study published by BMC Veterinary Research, shows the product’s effect when added to feed.
The study was funded by Kemin Industries and led by Dr Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services, Minnesota.
In the study, three groups of pigs were tested over 14 days: One group of piglets was given feed contaminated with PEDv, another was given the same feed treated with Kemin's product - Sal Curb, and the last group was given PEDv-free feed.
Pipestone said that the groups that had the feed with the Kemin product and the PEDv-free feed showed no signs of infection. The group that received the virus-spiked feed was infected.
Authors believe that this study indicates that feed can be protected against PEDv. According to Kemin its antimicrobial product Sal Curb has been manufactured for 20 years already, the product is a liquid antimicrobial used to control Salmonella in pig and poultry diets.
Kemin Industries is headquartered in Des Moines, US.
Published study: BMC Veterinary Research
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