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Antibiotic alternative helps reduce beef scours

[Lexington, KY] - Until recently, beef cattle producers around the world have relied heavily on the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in order to treat scours in their operations. On January 1, 2006, the European Union put into effect a total ban on AGPs in feed, and while the FDA has not implemented this regulation, many US beef producers have begun to incorporate alternative feeding strategies.

One option many beef producers have turned to is Bio-Mos?, a natural growth promoter derived from a select strain of yeast that functions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of animals. Bio-Mos is used around the world as a standard feed ingredient for improving GI health and integrity, both essential for animal health and performance.

Bio-Mos has been revolutionizing animal diets worldwide for more than 13 years and is supported by over 400 research trials (university, peer-reviewed and practical field studies). Quality control is critical for success and Bio-Mos is ARC (agglutination rate coefficient) certified. This quality control method from Alltech, exclusive to Bio-Mos, is based on true biological activity and guarantees consistency with every batch of the product. ARC further supports Alltech's commitment to manufacturing reliable and traceable ingredients. ?

For further information, please contact your local Alltech representative or log on to www.alltech.com/bio-mos.