Why microbiomes matter

Learn about the latest advances in targeting specific challenges by adding beneficial bacteria to feed
calendar icon 8 November 2022
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What exactly is the microbiome and how does it affect the health, resiliency and productivity of both humans and animals? What are proven strategies for introducing beneficial bacteria into poultry, dairy, swine and other animal diets? 

With an impressive resume as a researcher, presenter and adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Xandra Smith, Director of Research Innovation at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, shares her insights into why the microbiome matters, as well as the latest advances in targeting specific challenges by adding beneficial bacteria to feed. 

Discover how in-feed antibiotics compare to probiotics and how inflammation affects your birds’ immunity. If you’re interested in getting maximum benefit at the microscopic level, don’t miss Dr. Smith’s #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance in this episode of Food Chain Chats.

Click here to listen to the episode. 

Dr. Xandra Smith

Director of Research Innovation at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production
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