a freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus product designed to supplement
lactobacilli of chickens for the early start and maintenance of a well
balanced digestive microflora.
Food toxicities, physical handling, injections, overcrowding,
dietary deficiencies, water deprivation, debeaking and excessive heat
or cold often occur in commercial poultry flocks.
It is generally recognized that such stresses may lower
the chicken natural resistance and immune response to infectious diseases.
These stresses may also depress or eliminate the normal protective Lactobacilli
microflora of chickens and clear the way for infections by opportunistic
Lactobacilli are the predominant group bacteria in the anterior gut
It has been recognized for more than 50 years that the
maintenance of a vigorously fermenting lactobacilli a low pH in the
crop can help in protecting the upper intestine against colonization
by harmful bacteria.