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Poultry Nutrition / Animal Feed Additives
on October 16, 2018

7 feed additives to improve poultry gut health

Certain ingredients can work to make birds healthier

The gastrointestinal tract is populated by more than 400 different bacterial species that live in distinct sections of the tract. For instance, bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Enterococcus and Streptococcus dominate the upper tract from crop to small intestine. In the hindgut (ceca), however, 68 percent of the microbiota is…

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