Table 1.  A comparison of guaranteed analysis (Probiotic paste, drench or gel, CFU/g)

 

 

 

 

 

Probiotic

 

Lactic Acid Bacteria

 

Yeast

 

 

 

 

Bifidobacterium

Longum (CFU/g)

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamins

 

 

 

 

 

Cost/cc

 

Lactobacillus. Acidophilus (CFU/g)

 

 

Lactobacillus.

Casei (CFU/g)

 

Streptooccus

(Enterococcus faecium (CFU/g)

 

 

Saccharomyces cereviiosiae (CFU/g)

 

 

 

 

 

MSE

Paste

 

 

 

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

 

 

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

  

 

 

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added

as pure culture

 

 

 

 

 

1.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 x 108

Added as pure culture

A, D, E, K, C

B12, B1, B6

Pantothenic Acid,

Thiamine,

Biotin,

Folic acid

Riboflavin

  

$0.12/cc

(80 cc tube)

 

$0.08/cc

(300 cc tube)

  

 

 

 

MSE Drench

 

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

  

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

 

 

3.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

 

 

1.0 x 108

Added as pure culture

  

 

 

 

 

No

A, D, E, K, C, B12,B1,B6

Pantothenic Acid,

Thiamine,

Biotin

 

 

 

$0.04/cc

(gallon jug)

 

 

Fastrack

Ruminant Microbial Gel

 

 

Total Lactic Acid Bacteria

(Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus faecium)

2.0 x 108

Added as fermentation products

 

 

 

0.4 x  108

added as pure culture

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

A, D3, E , B12

Pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine

$0.17/cc

(6) 80 cc tubes

 

$0.13/cc

(6) 300 cc

 

 

 

Fastrack Jump Start Gel

 

 

Total lactic acid bacteria

(Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus faecium)

2.0 x 108

Added as fermentation products

 

 

 

0.4 x 108

added as pure culture

 

 

 

 

 

No

A, D3, E, B12

Pantothenic Acid,

Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine

 

 

 

$0.26/cc

(6) 60 cc tubes

 

 

Probios

Bovine One Oral

gel

 

Total Lactic acid bacteria

(Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, L. platarum, S. faecium)

0.1 x 108

Added as fermentation products

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

$0.09/cc

(60 cc tube)

 

 

Probiotic Paste Vets Plus

 

 

Total lactic acid bacteria

10.0 x 108/cc

Unspecified strains

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

No

80 cc tube

$0.10/cc

300 cc tube

$0.06/cc

 

 


 

 

Table 2.  Comparison of guaranteed analysis (granulated feed-additive probiotics, CFU/g and price per lb.)

 

 

 

Probiotic

Lactic Acid Bacteria

Yeast

 

 

 

Price per Pound

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus (CFU/g)

 

Lactobacillus

Casei (CFU/g)

Streptococcus

(Enterococcus)

 faecium (CFU/g)

 

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CFU/g)

MSE

(Either granulated or liquid)

 

1.13 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

1.13 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

1.13 x 108

Added

as pure culture

 

5.84 x 108

Added as pure culture

 

 

5 lb. jug, $6.00/lb.

33 lb. pail, $4.75/lb.

Fastrack Microbial Pack

Beef

Total lactic acid bacteria

(Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus faecium)

0.9 x 108

Added as fermentation products

 

 

 

No

1.5 lb. bag, $6.43/lb.

5 lb. bag, $4.97/lb.

(10) 5 lb. bags, $3.94/lb.

 

 

 

Probios

Feed

Granules

Total lactic acid bacteria

0.10 x 108

Lactobacillus acidophilus,

L. casei, L. plantarum,

Streptococcus faecium

Added as ferm. products

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

$4.60 5.20/lb.

 

Disclaimer: The product guaranteed analysis and prices were valid on November 2, 2007.