A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Detach(R) Versus Zinc Oxide to Control Post-Weaning Diarrhoea in Piglets
Presents at Australasian Pig Science Association Conference
Anatara Lifesciences is currently applying for re-registration of Detach(R) as an alternative to antibiotics and Zinc Oxide (ZnO) to aid in the control of pre- and post-weaning diarrhoea in piglets. Bromelain, the active in Detach(R) reduces diarrhoea through its anti-attachment and anti-secretory effect (see Notes 1, 2 below) on the intestine, and is therefore unlikely to contribute to antimicrobial resistance. This study was designed to compare the efficacy of a single 4mL Detach(R) drench at weaning (18-28 days of age) to ZnO (2,500 ppm in feed) as an aid in the control of post-weaning diarrhoea in piglets.
A single dose of Detach(R) at weaning was as effective as in-feed ZnO in reducing diarrhoea and antibiotic treatments in piglets post-weaning compared to untreated piglets.
1 Chandler DS, Mynott TL (1998) Gut 43, 196-202;
2 Mynott TL, Guandalini S, Raimondi F, Fasano A (1997) Gastroenterology 113, 175-184
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Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR) is developing therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases in production animals and humans. Its lead product Detach(R) is a natural plant based product that aids in the control of diarrhoea and will help address global concerns around the overuse of antibiotics in production animals that is contributing to the rise of so-called "super bugs" that make infectious diseases harder to treat. The Anatara team has a strong track record in biological science as well as building and growing international biotech companies.
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