“Metabolic and Physiological Impact of Probiotics or Direct-Fed-Microbials on Poultry: A Brief Review of Current Knowledge”
This paper presents a review of current research suggesting the likelihood of beneficial changes in disease prevention and growth enhancement from animal exposure to probiotics. There is a discussion of intestinal micriobiota, Direct-Fed Microbial effects on gut health and performance, and immune system response by competitive exclusion processes.