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Journal of Animal Health and Production

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J. Anim. Health Prod. 6(3): 77-79
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Menalsh Laishram*, Prasanta Saikia1, Parimal Roy Choudhury1, Girin Kalita1, Rameswar Panda2, Lalnuntluangi Hmar1, Pragati Hazarika1

1Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agriculture University, Selesih, Aizawl 796014, Mizoram, India; 2Department of Livestock Production and Management, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal 700037.

Abstract | A total of 24 Large White Yorkshire pigs of 2-3 months age were randomly grouped into three treatments (T1, T2, & T3).In each group there were eight pigs of four replicates. Animals in T1 were kept in fermented deep litter housing system and fed with fermented feeds. Animals of T2 were kept in fermented deep litter housing system and fed with conventional concentrate rationand animals of the T3 groups were under conventional housing along with conventional concentrate feeding system. Feeds and litter materials were fermented with Lactobacillus acidophilus. The data on symptoms of diseases were recorded upto 24 weeks of age. Common symptoms of diseases viz., diarrhea, skin infection, fever was less in T1 and T2 compared to those of T3 group, and mortality was not recorded in any treatment groups during the experimental period. But there was no significant difference observed between the treatment groups regarding the occurrence of symptoms of diseases as well as the antibody titre in pigs vaccinated against Classical Swine Fever.

Keywords | Deep litter housing, Disease, Probiotics, Pigs, Immunity.