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Dairy Probiotics:
Choosing the Right Strain per Mode of Action

Probiotic products consist of live microorganisms that interact with the feed (including forages, feedstuffs, supplements, and TMR), with other microorganisms, and with the host animal, such as the dairy cow or calf.

Through these interactions, daily feeding of effective probiotics results in a greater percentage of normal, healthy individuals in the dairy lot or herd.

However, it is not easy to choose the right probiotic, as probiotic organisms function through various modes of action to support the host animal as well as provide solutions to other challenges the dairy operation may face. Understanding these modes of action enables dairy professionals to make the most informed product choices for the animals in their care.

Fortunately, new analytical methods are constantly improving scientific understanding of probiotic modes of action. Now a series of online courses from Chr. Hansen serves as a primer in this rapidly expanding field of nutritional health.

The introductory course connects the typically measured variables of economic importance in production animal agriculture with the major modes of action of probiotic bacteria. Subsequent courses detail the modes of action and applicable probiotic species.

Learn at your own pace in your own place.

Connecting specific probiotic strains through their modes of action empowers dairy professionals to optimize the benefits of bacterial genetic diversity. Chr. Hansen bacterial strain production is FAMI-QS and ISO certified.

For research references and more information about probiotic product choice and modes of action, please contact: Dan Bates, mobile 989-225-0200, email usdaba@chr-hansen.com.

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