Amaferm® What It Is and Why Your Horse Needs It

You probably have heard of probiotics before, but did you know there is another class of gut health promoters called prebiotics? While probiotics add living microbes into the gut, prebiotics work as fuel for the microbes that are already inside the gut. Amaferm® is BioZyme®’s proprietary prebiotic, manufactured from the precise fermentation of an organism called Aspergillus […]

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Digestibility: Just the Beginning of the Story

You’ve probably heard a lot about digestion and its importance to animal health. But what about absorption? If digestibility is good, do you need to worry about absorption? The answer is yes! While good digestion is required to break the nutrients from feed into molecules small enough for the animal to absorb, consuming and digesting […]

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How Amaferm® Increases Weight Gain and Decreases Feed Bills

What if there was something to help your horse gain weight, while also lowering your feed bills? Seems too good to be true, right? Wrong! Here is a common scenario: you buy a skinny, unthrifty horse. You feed, feed, feed the horse, but you just don’t see any improvement in his or her weight or muscling despite proper […]

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Keep Your Canine Companions Healthy

Man’s best friend, the dog, has become a more integral part of most of our everyday lives. As veterinary care and technology evolves, dogs are living longer, healthier lives. As dog owners and lovers, we can help support this healthy lifestyle by providing adequate nutritional and digestive support. Dogs are monogastrics, but unlike pigs and […]

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Put the Amaferm Advantage in your Calves’ Creep Feed

Spending less on a product doesn’t always mean you’re saving money. That is true when selecting the best creep feed for your calves. Supplementing calves with creep feed is important to their growth, as it provides a source of energy that most calves won’t get while transitioning from nursing to grazing forages. And since there […]

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The Importance of Absorption

In animal health and nutrition, we often talk about improving or enhancing digestibility. Digestibility refers to the ability of the animal to break down large, insoluble feed into smaller, soluble molecules that can be absorbed into the blood. Good digestion is paramount to overall animal health, but, no matter how excellent the digestion process is, […]

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The Gut: Challenges and Contributions to Livestock Production

It is no secret that producers are concerned about gut health more than ever before. But why? On the one hand, the gut is where feeds are digested and nutrients are absorbed. Without proper nutrient absorption, livestock won’t stay healthy and live up to performance expectations. On the other hand, the digestive system is the […]

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What’s the difference?

Despite the similarity in their names, probiotics and prebiotics have significant differences. Probiotics contain microorganisms intended to be alive at the time they are consumed. This adds “good” microbes to the animal’s gut. However, because probiotics are living, they are delicate and often do not have a good shelf life. Prebiotics, on the other hand, […]

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How to Increase Herd Health with Prebiotics

Animal health and nutrition are top of mind to livestock producers when it comes to raising a healthy, wholesome product for today’s consumers. That’s why producers are constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and provide natural alternatives to keeping their livestock healthy. A management decision that includes feeding a prebiotic is just one […]

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