Jacqueline Jacob, Anthony Pescatore

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5 Scopus citations


Prebiotics are a possible alternative to antibiotics in organic food animal production, primarily with nonruminants. The effects of several prebiotics on the composition of the gut microflora, gut morphology, nutrient availability, and animal performance are discussed. The prebiotics addressed include fructo-oligosaccharides, mannanoligosaccharides, and other oligosaccharides; and inulin, a naturally occurring polysaccharide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Meat Production and Processing
Number of pages27
StatePublished - Feb 20 2012


  • Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS)
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Polysaccharides
  • Prebiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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