Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

4-14-2015

Abstract

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.

Department

Poultry Science

Patent Number

US9005601

Application Number

US20130136695 A1

Application Published

5-30-2013

Application Filed

7-18-2011

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States government support awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Consortium grant number 2010-34211-20961. The United States may have certain rights in this invention.

Billy M. Hargis, Department of Poultry Science

Ross Wolfenden, Department of Poultry Science

Neil R. Pumford, Department of Poultry Science

Guillermo L. Tellez, Department of Poultry Science

Amanda Wolfenden, Department of Poultry Science

Srichaitanya Shivaramaiah, Department of Poultry Science

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