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Study Findings to Benefit Thailand's Pork Exports

by 5m Editor
17 December 2004, at 12:00am

THAILAND - Recent research in Thailand has shown that yoghurt is beneficial to piglets.

According to a study conducted in the Asian country, yoghurt is able to cure diarrhoea in pigs, one of the main killers of piglets in local farms.

"Yoghurt works perfectly in curing piglets that have been infected with ecoli bacteria," stated Dr. Tassanee Apichartsarangkura, a researcher of Chiang Mai University's Agriculture Faculty.

Piglets fed with yoghurt twice a day can be cured within two days. The success rate is 90 percent higher than any anti-biotic medicines.

The best quality of yoghurt is that it leaves no chemical residue in the pork, she added.

These findings should benefit Thailand's exports of pork products.

Excessive anti-biotic residue in pork products can cause them to be rejected. Thai food exports could then be affected in the long run.

Dr. Tassanee's research was sponsored by the government-run Institute of Science and Technology Development, which supports scientific research that could improve Thailand's competitiveness.

Source: eFeedLink - 17th December 2004

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