BioPro Host Specific Bacteria
Feed components such as moisture, minerals, etc. have the potential to reduce the viability of the bacteria during mixing and storage. Micro-encapsulation protects the bacteria by creating a physical barrier until the bacteria reaches the gut. At that time, enzymes break down the capsule and release the bacteria.
Bile salt tolerance:
In the gut, bile salt concentrations are inhibitory to many bacteria. Each of our strains can withstand up to 350 uglml concentration of bile salts. (A/BT Probiotics information sheet below.)
Acidic (low pH) conditions in gastric juices also inhibit many bacteria. Our Host Specific Strains have been formulated to withstand the pH stability in gastric juices at different pH levels.
Compatibility with antibiotics:
Antibiotics historically have been fed to animals and would be present in the intestinal tract. Many strains of lactic acid bacteria are sensitive to these antibiotics. Our selected strains are compatible with common feeding levels of antibiotics and evaluated for their compatibility.
Each of the bacteria has been evaluated for viability during storage under different conditions. Also, pelleting stability studies have shown these strains to be successfully pelleted at up to 70C.
In-vitro co-culture studies have been conducted with common pathogenic organisms. In these studies, the degree of competitive advantage of the the BioPro strains used over pathogenic organisms have been determined. By feeding daily, the lower GI tract is being seeded with a dose of high strength beneficial organisms that continually multiply. This process sees proliferation of beneficial organisms that out-compete pathogens, creating a more stable and efficient lower GI tract. This has been shown to improve immune function and GI tract efficiency.
Approximately 80% of immune function is derived from a healthy bacterial population in the lower GI tract in mammals. This is particularly important in young ruminants, especially in times of pathogen outbreaks.
Data for above details available on request.