Revista de Ingeniería
versão impressa ISSN 0121-4993
VARGAS, Edgar Mauricio; GOMEZ, Clara Juliana; PARRA, Mónica Eliana e ROMERO, Maria Alexandra. Production of probiotic microorganisms as an additive to cattle feed concentrates (second part). rev.ing. [online]. 2004, n.20, pp. 23-33. ISSN 0121-4993.
For years, industries and research labs have investigated probiotics for nonhuman applications. The use of probiotics as an alternative natural way of enhancing animal performance has shown promising results. Modern farm methods which include rearing conditions and diets induce stress and cause changes in the composition of the microflora, which compromises the animal's resistance to infection. The aim of the probiotic approach is to repair the deficiencies in the microflora and restore the animal's resistance to disease. Improving animal health and performance has always been the goal for farm and livestock producers. For this reason the present study was conducted to develop the microencapsulation of Probiotics (Lactobacillus Thuringenesis and Bifidobacterium Pseudulongum) by the methods of Emulsion and Extrusion, to obtain a daily diet for calves that could offer not only the benefits of a high quality supplement but also the advantages of a product with incorporated probiotics.
Palavras-chave : Alimento concentrado; mezclado; microencapsulación; nutrición animal; probióticos.