For 30 years, Chr. Hansen has been working with probiotics for animals, and the bacteria in its Bovamine Dairy Probiotic and Multi-species Probiotic have long histories of providing essential microbial support to livestock, the company said in an announcement.
“Now, we’re taking these products to the next level with Bovamine Dairy Plus. Bovamine Dairy Plus takes the best of both product lines and offers four species of beneficial bacteria: unique strains of Lactobacillus animalis, Propionibacterium freudenreichii, Bacillus subtilis, and Bacillus licheniformis. This combination of organisms provides digestive support and overall GI tract stability,” said global product manager Dr. Oscar Queiroz.
Daily feeding of an effective probiotic product is an excellent choice to ensure that dairy cattle function normally, that is, to produce milk, to grow calves in their bellies and to defend themselves from stressful things in their environment, the company said. All of that starts with their capacity to get nutrients from their feed, to absorb those nutrients throughout a healthy digestive system, and to reduce the energy-robbing, milk-reducing impact of challenges to their gastrointestinal tracts.
Not all probiotics are created equal. It is essential to focus on the strain of the organisms in a probiotic choice. For example, Lactobacillus animalis strain LA51 is a unique organism with trillions of exact copies that have been fed to dairy cattle for over 20 years. No other lactobacillus has the same genetics or the same functional characteristics as LA51, Chr. Hansen said. The same is true for the other organisms in new Bovamine Dairy Plus.
According to the company, the four strains used in Bovamine Dairy Plus are among the most extensively researched animal probiotic strains. More than 700 research trials have been conducted, more than 100 abstracts and 65 peer-reviewed articles have been published during the last 25 years.
Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.