83 Evaluation of feeding immunoglobulin-Y to Holstein feeder cattle for the control of liver abscesses & reduction of macrolide-resistant bacteria dissemination

Miranda K Stotz, Diego Casas Murillo, Darren Henry, Whitney Crossland

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Despite the regular use of macrolide-antibiotics in the diets of feedlot cattle, liver abscesses persist representing a financial burden to both pre- and post-mortem sectors of the beef industry. Alternative strategies, which simultaneously address liver infections and reduce the dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are needed. An immunoglobulin-Y (IGY) product, developed to target Fusobacterium necrophorum and Trueperella pyogenes, was evaluated for the control of liver abscesses and its effect on macrolide-resistant Enterococcus growth from feces. Sixty-four Holstein steers (Initial BW= 384± 13.5kg) consuming a finishing diet (90% concentrate) for 188 days (Final BW= 660± 42 kg) were used in a completely randomized design where steer was experimental unit and treatments included: TYL (Tylosin phosphate fed at 90mg/hd/day; n = 32) or IGY (fed at 2.5g/hd/day; n= 32). Feed intake was recorded daily and BW was recorded
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-10
JournalDefault journal
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StatePublished - Nov 28 2020

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