Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Control and Prevention of Diarrhea in Grazing Calves.

  • Rándolph Delgado Fernández University of Medical Sciences, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
  • Guillermo Barreto Argilagos Faculty of Industry Applied Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
  • Roberto Vázquez Montes de Oca Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
Palabras clave: probiotic, prevention, control, diarrhea, calves


Two homogenous Cuban Siboney groups (20 grazing animals each), approximately 180 days old were made up to assess the probiotic effect of  Saccharomyces cerevisiae  on diarrhea prevention and control. The experimental group received sugar cane meal  ad libitum,  and  100 ml  of liquid culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae,  variety C-40 (1.3 × 108 ufc/g), mixed/kg of Norgold/animal. No yeast was supplied to this group. During the four months of assessment the diarrhea episodes were produced from two to three days on average (18 days total). Twenty -five epi-sodes were observed in the control group, from three to five days (88 days total).  S. cerevisiae  has a probiotic effect on grazing calves, helps reduce the incidence of diarrhea, and lasts less when it occurs.


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