Metabolic and Physiological Impact of Probiotics or Direct-Fed-Microbials on Poultry : A Brief Review of Current Knowledge

@inproceedings{Chichlowski2007MetabolicAP,
  title={Metabolic and Physiological Impact of Probiotics or Direct-Fed-Microbials on Poultry : A Brief Review of Current Knowledge},
  author={Maciej Chichlowski and J. Ilalliday Croom and Brian W Mcbride and Gerald B Havenstein and Matthew Koci},
  year={2007}
}
The poultry industry is facing a ban on the use of antibiotic feed additives in many parts of the world. Consequently, there is a growing interest in finding viable alternatives for disease prevention and growth enhancing supplements. The effects of probiotics or direct fed microbials (DFM) on gut health and performance in poultry as well as other species are presented. The interactions between intestinal microbiota, the gut epithelium and the immune system are important in the competitive… CONTINUE READING

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