Diarrhea is a leading cause of death in piglets. XiaoJianZhong (XJZ) and Jingsananli-sepsis (JSS) were two traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescriptions to prevent and treat intestinal diseases.
This study was designed to examine the therapeutic effect of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) venom in piglets with bacterial diarrhea. Comparison between bee venom- and drug-treated groups was our main concern in the present study. Preweaning piglets were assigned to treated and non-treated control groups. In the treated group, 47 piglets were acupunctured with the worker honeybee once a day for.
Hu et al. demonstrate that gassericin A, a bacteriocin secreted by Lactobacillus gasseri LA39 and Lactobacillus frumenti, binds to the host's intestinal epithelial membrane to confer diarrhea resistance in early-weaned piglets. L. gasseri LA39 and L. frumenti may be promising antibiotic alternatives for preventing diarrhea in mammals.
Colibacillosis usually is signaled by the appearance of diarrhea. Piglets from gilts may be more severely affected than piglets nursing sows. The severity of the diarrhea varies. The hypersecretory diarrhea usually has an alkaline pH but varies in color. It may be clear and watery, especially in neonates, but may be white or yellow, influenced by type of ingesta and duration of the disease.
Affected piglets may be depressed, stop sucking and become reluctant to move. Vomiting may be seen. A few hours later, profuse diarrhoea develops and is white or yellow with floccules floating in a whey-like fluid, but may be grey in colour. Dehydration and rapid loss of condition may occur, but many affected piglets appear relatively normal. Appetite returns after 24-72 hours. Clinical signs.
Preweaning diarrhea in piglets is a very common disease. Even thought vaccination and antibiotics are used widely for controlling the disease nowadays, it is still a serious production problem. Therefore, the search for a new medication that is both cheaper and more effective is of major importance. During the last year, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been evaluated for this purpose.
Objective: A molecular epidemiological investigation on piglets diarrhea induced by Enterotoxigenic E. coli was performed in Shaanxi Province. Method: Isolation and identification of E. coli were performed from stool samples of 1-50-day-old piglet diarrhea collected from 7 pig farms in Northern Shaanxi Province Area (Zizhou, Ganquan), Southern Area (Hanzhong, Chenggu) and Guanzhong Area.
Escherichia coli is one of the most important causes of postweaning diarrhea in pigs. This diarrhea is responsible for economic losses due to mortality, morbidity, decreased growth rate, and cost of medication. The E. coli causing postweaning diarrhea mostly carry the F4 (K88) or the F18 adhesin. Recently, an increase in incidence of outbreaks of severe E. coli-associated diarrhea has been.