PoultryStar® contains three different strains: Bifidibacterium animalis spp. animalis, Lactobacillus salivarius and Enterococcus faecium. All the strains in Poultrystar® have been isolated from healthy chickens` guts. PoultryStar® is available for feed application or water application.

Manufacturer´s main claim
Improves feed conversion
Increases daily liveweight gain.
Inhibition of enteric pathogens
Reduces mortality

Technical specifications PoultryStar®

EU category Zootechnical additives
Functional group of additives Gut flora stabilisers
Active substance Bifidobacterium animalis spp. salivarius (DSM 16284), Lactobacillus salivarius spp. salivarius (DSM 16351) and Enterococcus faecium (DSM 21913)
Activity in the product Bifidobacterium animalis spp. salivarius: 3 x 109 CFU/g additive
Lactobacillus salivarius spp. salivarius: 1 x 109 CFU/g additive
Enterococcus faecium: 6 x 109 CFU/g additive
EU approval Chickens for fattening: 1 x 108 CFU/kg feed or 5 x 107 CFU/litre of water for drinking - no maximum
Chickens reared for laying: 1 x 108 CFU/g of feed or 5 x 107 CFU/litre of water for drinking - no maximumk
Minor poultry species other than laying: 1 x 108 CFU/g of feed or 5 x 107 CFU/litre of water for drinking - no maximum
End of period of authorisation Chickens for fattening (dry application): 5 July 2023
Chickens for fattening (water application): 29 July 2025
Chickens reared for laying (feed and water application): 29 July 2025
Minor poultry species other than laying (feed and water application): 29 July 2025
EU code 4b1890
Product storage stability When stored in a cool and dry place the product is stabile for at least 12 months according to the manufacturer.
Storage stability in feed and premix Data not available
Heat stability According to the manufacturer microencapsulation ensures that the additive can withstand high pelleting temperatures.
Compatability claims Compatible with maduramycin ammonium, diclazuril, robenidine hydrochloride, decoquinate, narasin, nicarbazin or narasin/nicarbazin
Handling During handling safety gloves, breathing protection and glasses should be used
Producer Biomin

List of references

EFSA (2015). Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of Biomin C3 (Bifidobacterium animalis spp. salivarius, Lactobacillus salivarius spp. salivarius and Enterococcus faecium) as feed additive for chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and minor avian species other than laying species. EFSA Journal 2015;13(1):3966

EU (2013).
Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 544/2013 of 14 June 2013 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of Bifidobacterium animalis spp. animalis DSM 16284, Lactobacillus salivarius spp. salivarius DSM 16351 and Enterococcus faecium DSM 21913 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening (Holder of authorisation Biomin GmbH). Official Journal of the European Union. L 13-14

EU (2015).
Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1105 of 8 July 2015 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of Bifidobacterium animalis spp. animalis DSM 16284, Lactobacillus salivarius spp. salivarius DSM 16351 and Enterococcus faecium DSM 21913 as a feed additive for chickens reared for laying and minor poultry species other than laying, the authorisation of that feed additive for use in water for drinking for chickens for fattening and amending Regulation (EU) No 544/2013 as regards the maximum content of that feed additive in complete feedingstuff and its compatibility with coccidiostats (holder of the authorisation Biomin GmbH). Official Journal of the European Union. L 181/65-69