Poultry probiotics

Pashu Sandesh, 21 August 2020

Dr V.Rajendra Prasad

Poultry probiotics are defined as live microorganisms causing no pathological disorders and promoting enteric microbiota balance (Ohimain and Ofongo, 2012). Prebiotics can be included together with probiotics or alone in order to promote beneficial bacteria survivability (lawska et al., 2017).

Synbiotics compounds are composed of combined probiotics and prebiotics that work synergistically, these compounds together benefit from each other and enhance their biological activity (lawska et al., 2017). Synbiotics can be a useful scientific development to diminish the impact of common gastric issues that impair birds’ performance (Kabir SML, 2004) and to reduce the incidence of antibiotics as growth promoters or even the frequency of antibiotic treatments.

Most commercial probiotic products fall into two major categories.

a) Sporulated Bacillus spp.

b) Lactic acid-producing bacteria

CosBac of ABTL is multispecies comprising of Bacillus Subtilis, B. Coagulans and Lactobacillus acidophilus along with prebiotics. CosBac is available as a feed supplement and water-soluble forms. CosBac promotes gut microbiota and builds immunity in early chick stage and reduces early chick mortality and Reduces wet litter and pasty vent and effective against Necrotic enteritis. CosBac is the poultry industry modern tool to implement stronger prevention procedures in the farm while ensuring high levels of growth performance.

Field trials with CosBac in water and feed have conclusively proved beneficial in preventing E.coli, Necrotic enteritis infections in Broilers, Layers and Breeders and controlling Viral diseases like ILT in layers.