Application of Bacillus coagulans in Animal Husbandry and Its Underlying Mechanisms

Animals (Basel). 2020 Mar 9;10(3):454. doi: 10.3390/ani10030454.


In recent decades, probiotics have attracted widespread attention and their application in healthcare and animal husbandry has been promising. Among many probiotics, Bacillus coagulans (B. coagulans) has become a key player in the field of probiotics in recent years. It has been demonstrated to be involved in regulating the balance of the intestinal microbiota, promoting metabolism and utilization of nutrients, improving immunity, and more importantly, it also has good industrial properties such as high temperature resistance, acid resistance, bile resistance, and the like. This review highlights the effects of B. coagulans in animal husbandry and its underlying mechanisms.

Keywords: Bacillus coagulans; antioxidant; immunomodulation; nutrient metabolism; probiotics.

Publication types

  • Review