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on June 19, 2017

Poultry health: understanding prebiotic, probiotic roles

Learn the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and how each feed additive works in a chicken’s gastrointestinal tract to improve health, performance.

Growing demand for antibiotic-free poultry means more broiler and egg producers re-evaluating their choice of feed additive. Prebiotics and probiotics are increasingly popular choices, but the difference between the two additives is not always fully understood.

While complementary to each other, prebiotics and probiotics are not necessarily interchangeable in a…

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