PROLIFOS

In the recent years with the increase in awareness, hunt for natural alternatives has increased to replace the use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Prebiotics have been considered as potential alternatives to antibiotics. One such prebiotic is Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) which composed of linear chains of fructose units, linked by beta (2-1) bonds. The number of fructose units ranges from 2 to 60 and often terminates in a glucose unit.

PROLIFOS is not hydrolyzed by small intestinal glycosidases and reaches the cecum structurally unchanged. There, it is metabolized by the intestinal microflora to form short-chain carboxylic acids, L -lactate, CO2, hydrogen and other metabolites. Studies reveal that PROLIFOS enhanced the population of beneficial bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, and suppressed levels of pathogenic bacteria, such as Clostridium pefringens and E. coli, in the intestine of broiler.

PROLIFOS is utilized by Lactobacillus, the high availability of PROLIFOS is associated with specific enzymatic activity and the oligosaccharide transport system of Lactobacillus species. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus produce extracellular enzymes to degrade PROLIFOS as well as compete with other species of intestinal microorganisms and suppress the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Studies report that use of PROLIFOS increased the microvillus height in the jejunum and ileum and the ratio of villus to crypt depth in the ceca.

Thus the overall growth promoting effect of PROLIFOS includes modulation of intestinal microorganisms, optimum levels of intestinal SCFA, healthy mucosal morphology, increase in mineral bio-availability and generation immune responses. Because of these comprehensive benefits, inclusion of prebiotics like PROLIFOS in basal diet is a promising solution in providing natural alternative for livestock and poultry.

Benefits and Uses

POULTRY – LAYERS & BROILERS
• Maintain the healthy micro biota
• Improve production and performance
• Proper weight grain and better FCR
• Enhance bio availability of minerals
• Better quality of egg (thicker egg shell)
FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS:
0.3 to 1% per tonne of feed


CATTLE – CALVES TO ADULTS
• Enhances minimization of micro and macro nutrients
• Improve digestion and secretion of digestive enzymes
• Control acute or chronic calve diarrhea
• Enhance fast growth and better weight gain in young ones
• Galactagogue for lactating animals
• Increase total production of short-chain fatty acids like, butyrate in particular
FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS:
0.5 % to 2% per tonne of feed +


SWINE
• Probiotic for piggery farms
• Control post-weaning diarrhea in piglets
• Enhance immunity and better vaccination results in maturing piglets
• Better back fat thickness in feeding sow
FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS:
0.12 to 0.25% per tonne of feed


AQUA CULTURE – FISH & PRAWNS
• Improve fertility, hatchability and livability
• Improve immune response in larvae
• Fast growth and proper molting
• Resistance to pathogens and toxin binder in nature
• Maintains pond ecosystem by improved degradation of organic waste
FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Shrimp-Early stage (1-30 DOC) – 7 to 8 g/kg feed
Fish: 10 to 30 g/kg feed
Regular cropping (30 DOC onward) – 4 to 5 g/kg feed