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Can eubiotics improve gut health?

The benefits of eubiotics have been explained in a wide range of scientific papers and commercial assessments. For each different challenge, it is necessary to define which of these compounds can demonstrate positive effects on poultry health, and under what conditions they are effective.

This is stated in an article from DSM, published on the website of World Poultry. Eubiotics consists of alternative products such as symbiotics (prebiotics + probiotics), essential oils, polyphenols and organic acids.

In the article, it is explained that the benefits of eubiotics have been explained in a wide range of scientific papers and commercial assessments. For each different challenge, it is necessary to define which of these compounds can demonstrate positive effects on poultry health, and under what conditions they are effective. Nevertheless, evaluations of the effects of eubiotics often involve comparison with results that have been achieved with antibiotics over the course of decades.

The article delves into some of the products on the market. Conclusion of the authors is that worldwide pressure for the elimination of antibiotics in animal production has stimulated the search for new solutions. Eubiotics offer a different way of managing gut health in livestock. The effectiveness of these new approaches tends to be evaluated against the results produced during decades of antibiotic use. It is therefore necessary to re-educate producers who are familiar with the ‘antibiotic era’.

The full article can be read here.

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