Animal feed retailer Brogaarden recently launched a new prebiotic diet for foals that can reduce the risk of developing conditions such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome and colitis later in life. The diet works by promoting beneficial gut bacteria, such as Akkermansia muciniphila, in turn inducing regulatory immunity in the foals.
The diet’s effects were scientifically demonstrated by Industrial PhD Student Frederikke Lindenberg, DVM, whose PhD project was a joint venture and collaboration between Brogaarden and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps surprisingly, but very elegantly — a gnotobiotic mouse model was utilized to substantiate the immunological effects of the diet.
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