The Microbiome is the Organ that Connects Animal Nutrition and Health

Animal science has long appreciated the importance of gut health.  But in the past decade, scientists have taken this realization further. There has been a profound discovery that the animal microbiome shapes the growth, metabolism, feed utilization, immune system, body composition, and even behavior of its host animal.  

 
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Previously, animal gut health science has viewed the microbiome simply as a collection of microbes, rather than as an organ that converts unabsorbed feed into thousands of biomolecules that affect animal performance, physiology and health.  One consequence of this thinking was the widespread adoption of antibiotics to promote growth in production animals.  Midori is pioneering a new category of non-drug feed additives that harness the full functional potential of the animal microbiome.