Feed additives

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Biomin extends probiotic for more species

Biomin has obtained EU authorisation for the registration extension of its multi-species, poultry-specific probiotic as a feed additive.

Building upon the 2013 authorisation of the feed additive (PoultryStar) for chickens for fattening (Regulation No 544/2013), the authorisation now covers feed and drinking water application for: chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and minor avian species other than laying species.

Strains isolated from chickens

The unique probiotic strains in the probiotic were isolated from the gut of healthy chickens, making them host-specific, safe and effective for use as a feed additive for poultry. More importantly, the strains were selected from different parts of the chicken gastrointestinal tract to ensure their multiplication and colonisation throughout most of the gut.

Effect on intestinal health

The product promotes beneficial gut microflora in day-old chicks and birds of all ages, making them more resistant to pathogens. It serves to ensure birds' intestinal microbial balance and optimum gut health, making it a practical tool to address infectious enteric poultry diseases, performance losses, and a reduction in the use of antibiotics.

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