Probiotics in Animal Feed Market

Date: 2016-05

Probiotics refer to the live bacteria and yeasts that are good for health, especially for the digestive system. The function of probiotics in animal feed is for maintaining the animal health by strengthening the immune system, improving the skin and gut functionalities reducing body pathogens, and shielding proteins and lipids from oxidative destruction. A proper understanding of the functionality of probiotics in animal feed allows the animal feed producers to use their prospective assistance to meet the consumer request.

The mechanisms adopted by probiotics to achieve their role include modification in intestinal flora, improvement of growth of nonpathogenic bacteria, suppression of growth of intestinal pathogens, forming lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide and enhancement of digestion and utilization of nutrients. Different probiotics contain different microorganisms which may act differently, as probiotics are not individual entities. It has been showed that multi-strain preparation is highly proficient in animal feeding.

Probiotics in Animal Feed Market is segmented on the basis of Bacteria and Livestock. On the basis of Bacteria, it is segmented into Lactobacilli Probiotics, Bifidobacteria Probiotics, Streptococcus Thermaphiles Probiotics and other Bacteria. On the basis of Live Stock, it is segmented into Cattle feed, Swine feed, Poultry feed and pet feed. The market for probiotics in animal feed is subsequently classified into four geographical regions including Americas, Europe, APAC and RoW. Each of these region in analyzed at country level to give a detailed analysis of the market.

The Probiotics in Animal Feed Market is projected to reach $XX Billion by 2021, signifying a firm CAGR of about XX % between 2016 and 2021. It is projected to grow as a result of the rising awareness of the animal nutrition among livestock producers in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America.

Apart from this, this report also looks into whole value chain, pricing analysis opportunity analysis of this market. This report also covers the major patents and also the constraints and challenges faced by this market. Competitive landscape for each of the product types is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of Company Overview, Financial Overview, Business Strategies, Product Portfolio and Recent Developments. The report contains the most detailed and in-depth segmentation of the Probiotics in Animal Feed market.

Usage of Microorganisms in Animal Nutrition Contributing to the growth of Probiotics Market

In case of human nutrition, lactobacilli and bafidobacteria are frequently included in yoghurts and other dairy products. However, owing to their meager stability during storage, their application in animal nutrition is limited. Probiotic feed additives commonly consist of one single strain or a amalgamation of several strains of bacteria, Bacillus spores or yeasts species. Preparations of authorized for use in animal nutrition in the European Union include different Strains of Enterococcus, Bacillus, Lactobacillus, pediococcus and Saccharomyces.

The benefit of probiotics with respect to health status and performance is expected to be the highest in young animals that include piglets, newly-hatched chickens, because these animals are yet develop a stable gut microflora. Moreover, when animals undergo therapeutic treatment of diseases with antibiotics, the gut micro flora is usually decimated. Administration of probiotics after anti biotic treatment helps in re-developing a beneficial gut microflora to prevent the host from pathogenic colonization.

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