Ganeden enters poultry industry with microbial

24-06-2009 | |

Ganeden Biotech, Inc., the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in the US, has launched GanPro(TM), a direct-fed microbial (DFM) that has been shown to support gut health and naturally promote feed conversion in poultry and other livestock.

Enhanced with one of Ganeden Biotech‘s patented strains of Bacillus coagulans, GanPro survives pelleting and other manufacturing processes as well as the harsh stomach environment of the animal.

GanPro delivers consistent results, is cost-effective and is easier to use than many other DFM and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) products because, unlike many DFM and LAB products, it can be mixed directly with animal feed (for cattle, pigs and poultry), does not need to be administered separately and does not require refrigeration.
The bacterial strain in the DFM has been shown to: improve feed conversion ratios by increasing daily weight gain; increase immune system response; maintain the balance between good and bad gut bacteria.

Probiotics, known as direct-fed microbials in the animal nutrition industry, are good bacteria that have been shown to improve both digestive and immune health in animals.

The protective nature of the Bacillus coagulans strain allows the bacteria to survive harsh manufacturing processes and the stomach environments of the animals to reach their digestive tract where they can grow creating the maximum benefit to the animal.

“We’re excited to enter the farming and livestock production industry with GanPro,” said Andy Lefkowitz, Ganeden Biotech’s CEO.

“This innovative product provides farmers and ranchers with a natural and effective way to improve livestock health and positively influence feed conversion without the use of antibiotics.”

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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