50 - Dr. Erik Eckhardt: Postbiotics: the next frontier in animal health and nutrition

swine nutrition blackbelt Jan 19, 2023

What is a postbiotic, and how can it support the performance of pigs? Postbiotics are inanimate microorganisms/components which are prepared to confer health benefits to their host. In this episode, Dr. Erik Eckhardt explores their usage and benefits by discussing a study about lactobacillus fermentation as a treatment for F18 E. coli challenges in piglets and comparing it with a bacitracin treatment. That study has shown positive results in preventing diarrhea, improving performance, and benefitting the microbiomes of piglets.


Meet the guest

Dr. Erik Eckhardt


      โ—‹ Current: Director of Research & Development at Adare Biome


โ—‹ Ph.D., Biochemistry (Utrecht University)

โ—‹ M.Sc., Physiology and Biochemistry (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)


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