FerMos - Mannanoligosaccharide

FerMos is a concentrated supply of manna-oligosaccharides derived from yeast cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FerMos ensures maintenance of optimal balance in gastro-intestinal microbiota of animals.

The Challenge

The development of the beneficial microbiota and sustainment of eubiosis play a crucial role in the defence mechanisms and gut health. The composition of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) microflora in young animals is instable and in adult animals might promptly change in stress situations. Keeping a balance between beneficial bacteria and potentially pathogenic bacteria in GIT as well as controlling the intestinal pathogens is a major concern in ensuring optimal animal performance and health.

The Solution

Pathogenic bacteria have mannose specific lectins on their cell surface. FerMos binds to pathogenic bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella, Proteus, Klebsiella) via mannose specific lectins and blocks their colonisation of the intestine. Pathogens which become bound to FerMos are washed out of the animal’s digestive tract. Due to adhering effect to FerMos fewer pathogens are available for intestinal colonisation resulting in lower infection rates.

FerMos is principally used as an energy source by lactic acid producing bacteria, thereby stimulating their growth. Increase in beneficial bacteria enhances the short chain fatty acids in hind gut which has a positive effect on gut intestinal integrity as well as digestive and absorptive function of the gut.


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