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Norel probiotics officially registered in EU

Ecobiol and Ecobiol Plus of company Norel are now officially registered in European Union.

Ecobiol is a sporulated, heat-resistant stable Bacillus originating from a non-emetic strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens.

The product is a microorganism that produces huge quantity of enzymes (higher than Lactobacillus) and can set them free in vitro in the culture media and in vivo in the animal gut once it germinates.

This fact allows the animals to obtain a higher degradability of the nutrients in the feed.

The probiotic produces protease and amylase enzymes. The degradation of starch and protein are therefore easily detectable in agar-starch and agar-gelatine mediums.

These enzymatic activities are very important after weaning; in the feed, the protein source is from vegetable origin, instead of casein coming from sow's milk, and the animal gastrointestinal tract has to adapt to the new situation. The probiotic helps to this transition.

Besides, the probiotic is able to produce another type of extracellular enzymes like cellulases and xylanases.

Ecobiol enhances lactic acid production, causing a severe drop in Intestine pH, which affects pathogenic bacteria and helps the pepsin activation. It is also tolerant to several antibiotics.

Finally, the probiotic can produce bacteriocins that help in controlling Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli or Salmonella.

In vivo trials on broilers have shown that it helps controlling salmonella infection by reducing the Salmonella shedding in faeces; as well as salmonella infection level at crop, caecum and liver.

It has, therefore, a positive effect on bird health by preventing Salmonella colonization at both intestinal and systemic phases.

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