Efficacy of Salinomycin as a Growth Promoter for Growing-Finishing Swine

Leeson, S.; Hacker, R.H.; Wey, D.

Canadian Journal of Animal Science 61(4): 1063-1065


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-3984
DOI: 10.4141/cjas81-132
Accession: 068493218

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Salinomycin at 25 or 50 ppm improved (P < 0.01) growth rate to 90 kg compared to control animals; pigs fed 22 ppm tylosin were intermediate in growth rate which was not significantly different from that of the other groups. Salinomycin, irrespective of inclusion level, resulted in an (P < 0.01) improvement in feed/gain compared to control and tylosin-treated pigs. At 25 ppm, salinomycon resulted in reduced carcass backfat (P < 0.05) compared to the tylosin and salinomycin 50 ppm treatments.