In this course we are going to provide evidence of the ability of probiotic bacteria to successfully out compete and eliminate potentially harmful organisms from their microenvironment and to illustrate how those actions can lead to durable positive changes in the intestinal microbiome.

  • Probiotics are able to produce and secrete potent antimicrobial peptides that slow down growth of potentially harmful microorganisms, without causing any harm to other probiotic or commensal organisms.
  • Direct antagonism of potentially harmful microorganisms helps keep your animals healthy and thriving in your operation.
  • Gaining an understanding of the language commonly used by scientists to describe the trillions of organisms that make up the intestinal microbiome is an essential element in making the most informed product choices for your animals.
You will need 20 minutes to take this course.