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Influence of feeding the probiotic Pioneer PDFM® to growing lambs on performances and blood composition

Author(s): Antunović Z. | Šperanda Marcela | Liker B. | Šerić V. | Senčić Đ. | Domaćinović M. | Šperandat T.

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 55;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 287;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Lambs | probiotic | conversion | blood | metabolic acidosis

The research has been conducted on 48 weaned lambs divided into two groups (C-control and E-experimental) and lasted for 35 days. To lambs in group E the probiotic PIONEER PDFM® was added to the fodder. Lambs in group E had larger average body weights, greater daily weight gain, increased average daily intake and a better feed efficiency, compared to group C. However differences between groups have not been statistically significant. The concentration of calcium in the blood serum of group E (2.16 mmol/l) on the 35th day has been statistically lower (P
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