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Probiotics and minerals availability in organic animal farming

Author(s): ŞARA A. | Antonia ODAGIU

Journal: Proenvironment Promediu
ISSN 1844-6698

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 34;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: probiotics | minerals | organic farming

The human and animal health represents one of the most important challenges in EU countries andacceding countries. The alternative solutions adopted in order to improve animal health within organic farming(the use of organic mineral and probiotic supplements) are the main issue of this paper. A review of the role ofthe selenium and yeast based probiotics (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in organic livestock feeding ispresented. The benefits of using organic selenium compared to inorganic forms of selenium in livestock feedingwithin organic farming conditions are emphasized. The synergy between organic selenium and vitamin E inlivestock is also reviewed. A short history of the probiotics and a brief definition of these products is presentedin the second section of this paper. Some of the results of the research performed by authors in this field arepresented.
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