Improvement of ruminant animal’s nutrition with the application of probiotic

Article Id: BKAP58 | Page : 250-255]
Citation :- Improvement of ruminant animal’s nutrition with the application of probiotic .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2017.(32):250-255]

A. S. Meena, A. Sahoo, Pankaj Kumar Kumawat and R. C. Sharma

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ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Malpura-304501 (Rajasthan) india 


Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) defined the probiotics as live microorganisms. This, when admixture or add in adequate amounts to the host confer a symbiosis type life and health benefits. An ideal probiotic should be non-toxic, non-pathogenic and ability to do beneficial effect on the host animals. It should be present as viable cells and ability to survive and metabolizing in the host gut environment. It should be viable for periods under storage conditions and remain stable also. Probiotics have been ability to promote growth, improve efficiency of feed utilization, protect host organism from intestinal invader bacteria and stimulate immune response in mammalian species. In ruminants livestocks, probiotics rich feed improved growth rate, increased weight gain and higher efficiency of feed utilization and conversion into body weight. This is happened because probiotic microorganisms promoted the metabolic processes of digestion and nutrient utilization.


Probiotics Nutrient utilization Animal health and production


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