Banning Growth-Related Antibiotics Could Boost Global Prebiotics in Animal Feed Market

Banning Growth-related Antibiotics Could Boost Global Prebiotics in Animal Feed Market

Prebiotics In Animal Feed Market (Swine, Poultry, Beef, Aquaculture And Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 -2019

Prebiotics are functional ingredients of animal feed. They are non-digestible in nature and their primary function is to enhance the growth of favorable bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics can perform this function in a selective manner as well, targeting only a few types of bacteria, thereby allowing the growth of only those that have a positive effect on the host.

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Prebiotics are not to be confused with probiotics. The latter is a live culture of micro organisms that balance the level of gut bacteria. The former is simply an agent that promotes the growth of healthy bacteria that are already present in the gut. There can be cases where both are administered at the same time. The use of prebiotics and probiotics at the same time is known as synbiotics.

Classification of Prebiotics in Animal Feed Market

Prebiotics are generally classified as polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, and disaccharides. The basis of classification of a prebiotic is dependent on a few factors, including:
Resistance to digestion
Benefits to health of host
Ability for selective stimulation of one or more bacteria
Hydrolysis and fermentation by colonic microorganisms
On the grounds of this classification, prebiotics are also termed as colonic foods. They pass through the large intestine and become substrates for bacteria that colonize the colon.

As for the global prebiotics in animal feed market, the basis of categorization arises through their use in different animal feeds, including:
Apart from their use in livestock feeds, the market also...