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    Micro-Organisms as Feed Additives - Probiotics (2003)

    Art
    Vortrag
    Autoren
    Simon, O.
    Vahjen, W.
    Scharek, L.
    Kongress
    9th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs
    Banff/Kanada, 14. – 18.05.2003
    Quelle
    Proceeding of the 9th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs: Invited Reviews; volume 1 / Ball , R. O. [Hrsg.]
    Alberta, 2003 — S. 295–318
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Kontakt
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Probiotics (viable micro-organisms) are feed additives with a potential to improve farm animal performance (rarely significant) and to reduce incidence to diarrhoea. Probiotic micro-organism can be found within in a short period in all segments of the intestinal tract of piglets (shown for Enterococcus faecium and Bacillus cereus strains). Probiotics modify the microbiota in the intestinal tract. Further understanding of the consequences requires application of advanced techniques. Evidently structural characteristics and transport kinetics of the intestinal mucosa and the immune status are also involved in the animals response to probiotics. Within a production system without antibiotic growth promoters, probiotics may act as a safety factor but due to the modes of action they can not replace antibiotics solely.