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Calsporin® approved for chicken feed

After a solid cooperation between Calpis and Orffa which has resulted in the recent obtained final EU approval of the probiotic Calsporin® for broiler chickens, Calpis now also appointed Orffa to be its exclusive European distributor for the marketing and sales of the product.

Calsporin® is a highly concentrated probiotic that contains viable spores of Bacillus subtilis C-3102. This probiotic is heat stable and approved for use in broiler chicken. Registration trials for other species are currently running. Calsporin® is now available in EU, the USA, Brazil and many countries from Asia (including China, Thailand and Japan etc).

Effect of probiotics
Enhanced proliferation of beneficial bacteria reduces negative effects of pathogens such as Clostridium, Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter by competitive exclusion and low pH. Trial results show that the stable gut environment results in a significant improvement of feed conversion ratio (-2.7%) and average daily gain (+2.7%).

Relevant links:
Orffa International Holding B.V.
Calpis Co.,Ltd

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