Probiotic Bacillus subtilis will boost egg production capacity for hens and minor poultry species

Published Date: Jun 2015

A recent conclusion by the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP), part of the European food safety authority EFSA has confirmed that the bacteria strain Bacillus subtilis can have beneficial uses. Bacillus subtilis PB6 is the trade name for a feed additive based on viable spores of a strain of Bacillus subtilis. The product is to be used in enhancing feed for laying hens and minor poultry species. The study measures egg-laying capacity at a dose of 1 × 108 CFU/kg complete feedstuffs.

Bacillus subtilis PB6, the trade name for a feed additive, is based on viable spores of a strain of aforementioned bacteria. The product is intended for use in feed for laying hens and minor poultry species. Further the study confers that the use of the additive in feed for laying hens and minor poultry species will not cause any hazards for other species not yet considered in the study. B. subtilis is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qualified presumption of safety (QPS) approach to establishing safety norms for the target species, other consumers and the surrounding environment.

The FEEDAP Panel concludes that Bacillus subtilis PB6 shows some potential to be efficient in laying hens and is useful to minor poultry species raised for the purpose of laying eggs when the additive used is kept at the same minimum dose.

Bacillus subtilis comes under probiotics which are live microorganisms which when administered in right amounts may confer a health benefit on the host.

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