Describe methods, compositions and bacterial isolates for improving the gastrointestinal health of animals and in particular of poultry are provided herein. The methods include administering an endospore-forming bacteria to an animal. The bacteria are selected for the ability to reduce the growth and presence of bacterial pathogens, such as Salmonella, Clostridium, and Campylobacter, in the gastrointestinal tract of the animal. The bacteria are also selected for the ability to improve at least one production parameter in the animal.
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Hargis, Billy M.; Wolfenden, Ross; Pumford, Neil R.; Morgan, Marion; Menconi, Anita; Tellez, Guillermo L.; Wolfenden, Amanda; and Shivaramaiah, Srichaitanya, "Methods and compositions including spore-forming bacteria for increasing the health of animals" (2015). Patents Granted. 11.