Research improves future probiotics

TUCKER, Georgia: 12 March 2018 – USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in which researchers may have found a way to improve future probiotics.
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The research is part of the Association’s comprehensive research programme encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website. The project summary is as follows.

Project #F068: Validation of In Vivo Selective Cultivation of Probiotic Communities via Serial Transplants of the Chicken Cecal Microbiome

(Dr Brian Oakley, Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California)

Dr Brian Oakley and colleagues at the Western University of Health Sciences and the USDA Agricultural Research Service recently completed a research project in which they studied the effect of the transfer of intestinal contents from older chickens to chicks on growth and pathogen resistance. They found that that the inoculum improved both the growth and resistance to challenge with Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella enteriditis. This project may provide a new pathway to development of improved probiotic products.

As reported by USPOULTRY

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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