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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...

McAllister, T. A.; Beauchemin, K. A.; Alazzeh, A. Y.; Baah, J.; Teather, R. M.; Stanford, K.
Agricultural Institute of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 2011, 91, 2, pp 193-211