Patent Number: 5340577
Docket Number: 26192
Serial Number: 7921173
Date Patented: 08/23/1994
A defined probiotic or composition of anaerobic bacteria effective for controlling or inhibiting Salmonella colonization of fowl. The probiotic includes populations or cultures of substantially biologically pure bacteria, which include:* at least one Lactobacillus species* one or both Lactococcus lactis and Citrobacter freundii* at least one or more of Enterococcus; Bifidobacterium; Propionibacterium and EschericiaIn use, the probiotic is administered to the subject fowl in an amount effective for inhibiting Salmonella colonization. The invention also relates to a novel method for isolating probiotics which are effective for controlling or inhibiting Salmonella colonization of fowl from fecal droppings or cecal contents of adult fowl.
Please refer to USPN 5,340,577 (Docket #0261.92), "Probiotic for Control of Salmonella," which issued on August 23, 1994.
David Nisbet USDA, ARS, FAPR College Station, TX (409) 260-9484
John R. DeLoach Formery USDA, ARS Dundee, IL (847) 426-3411
Donald E. Corrier USDA, ARS, FAPR College Station, TX (409) 260-9484