”Direct-Fed Microbial PrimaLac and Salinomycin Modulate Whole-Body and Intestinal Oxygen Consumption and Intestinal Mucosal Cytokine Production in the Broiler Chick”
Poultry scientists studied 3 groups of broiler chicks assigned to different diets—a control, a diet with added salinomycin antibiotic, and a diet with added PrimaLac—in order to measure energy expenditures and inflammation. Results demonstrate highly reduced energy expenditure in the PrimaLac group compared to others, correlating with changes to intestinal physiology and metabolism.