At the most basic level,
feedstuffs consist of protein, starch, fat and fiber. In
monogastric animals the fiber component has been
considered to be wasted and in some instances, compounds
called Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) can exert
anti-nutritive activity on the animal..........
The concept of probiotics goes
back to Elie Machinikoff who proposed almost 100 years
ago that bacteria in fermented milk product may be
capable to control bacterial fermentation in intestinal
tract of men and thus are health promoting..........