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- Teather, R.M., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Canadian journal of animal science 2011 v.91 no.2 pp. 193-211
- Aspergillus oryzae; Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens; Enterococcus; Escherichia coli O157; GRAS substances; Lactobacillus; Megasphaera elsdenii; Propionibacterium; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Salmonella; Selenomonas ruminantium; Staphylococcus aureus; bacteria; cattle; digestion; feed conversion; fungi; intestinal microorganisms; microbial communities; milk yield; pathogens; production technology; rumen; ruminal acidosis
- ... Direct-fed microbials (DFM) have been employed in ruminant production for over 30 yr. Originally, DFM were used primarily in young ruminants to accelerate establishment of the intestinal microflora involved in feed digestion and to promote gut health. Further advancements led to more sophisticated mixtures of DFM that are targeted at improving fiber digestion and preventing ruminal acidosis in mat ...