55 - Joel Kieser: Yeast postbiotics in sow diets: ongoing research

swine nutrition blackbelt Mar 02, 2023

Feed additives usually provide a myriad of benefits to swine. However, when we think about the subject, we typically take only prebiotics and probiotics into consideration and may end up forgetting about postbiotics – which are, as a matter of fact, becoming more present in swine diets. So how do postbiotics act in the gut? What are their real benefits to the herds? These additives can help prevent diseases by outcompeting pathogenic microorganisms, producing short-chain fatty acids, and stimulating the growth of beneficial organisms in the gut. In this episode, Mr. Kieser discusses the effects of yeast postbiotics on sows and their litter performance.


Meet the guest

Joel Kieser


      โ—‹ Current: Master's student of Swine Nutrition at South Dakota State University


      โ—‹ B.Sc., Animal Sciences (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

Hobbies: I have a passion for human nutrition (interesting, considering my being a swine nutritionist) and fitness. I also enjoy backpacking during most summers.

Favorite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky

A tip for success: Communicate.

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