Prebiotics Help A Healthy, Normal Gut Microbiome In Animals

Prebiotics supplements are not utilized by the horse but are foods that feed probiotics to support their growth and well-being.  Since probiotics are known to help maintain normal digestive health and support the immune system, ensuring their viability and growth helps your livestock.

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are sugars, carbohydrates, plant fibers that are not digested by the animal and are products, like FOS (fructooligosaccharides) and MOS (mannanoligosaccharides), that are fermented by good bacteria in the gut.  A by-product of this fermentation is the production of volatile fatty acids (VFA’s) that are absorbed and utilized by the ruminant.

Common Prebiotics To Support Normal Gut Bacteria

Here are a few common prebiotics that are utilized in supplementing livestock diets, including dairy, beef, sheep, goat, alpaca and llama, to support probiotics.

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) – a short chain sugar easier for bacteria to digest than inulin


Mannnan-oligosaccharides (MOS) – Helps normalize gut microflora and support normal digestive health


Which DBC Ag Products® Contains Prebiotics?

The DBC Ag Products on this page, First Arrival® Calf Powder, contain prebiotic ingredients that can help feed, support natural gut bacteria which helps maintain normal digestive health and a healthy immune system.

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First Arrival® w/Encrypt® Calf Powder

Last Stand® w/ImmWave® Calf Paste

Backyard Chicken® Health Pack

HealthyFlock® Tabs