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SOURCE Research and Markets
DUBLIN, May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2fxswr/prebiotics_in) has announced the addition of the "Prebiotics In Animal Feed Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 -2019" report to their offering.
Prebiotics are the non- digestible functional ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth of favorable bacterias in the gut of the host. Prebiotics facilitate the immune system thereby improving animal health. It is added to the animal feed to maintain gut health and thus prevent the prevalence of pathogens in the food chain. Prebiotics and probiotics are two different categories of fermented ingredients. Probiotics are live cultures of micro organisms that provide balance of bacteria in the gut. Commonly used probiotics are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus species and Enterococci faecium. Prebiotics in combination with probiotics are called as a synbiotics.
Prebiotics are classified as disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides and most commonly used prebiotics includes lactulose, mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS), inulin, soy Fructo-oligosaccharide(FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS). The global market for prebiotics in animal feed market was worth USD 213.9 million in 2012 in terms of revenue.
The rise in global meat consumption and ban of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed are the factors driving the growth of this market. However, greater market visibility for probiotics and strict government regulations are the major constraints for market growth.
Historically, chicory remains a major source of inulin and oligofructose to be used in functional food. Chicory inulin can be extracted from the root and used as an ideal ingredient in functional foods. Using the chicory inulin in this manner can lead to a number of health benefits.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Global Prebiotics in Animal Feed - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Prebiotics in Animal Feed Market - Livestock Type
Chapter 5 Prebiotics in Animal Feed Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 6 Company Profiles
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