Animal Probiotics are called Direct-fed microbials

A reader forward me a link to the USA FDA approved probiotics for animals [FDA page]. The official list for humans is likely further restricted.  There are web-sites that specialize in the sale of these DFMs for animal use.

Approved Probiotics DFM

FDA and Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) approved microbial species are:

  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus oryzae
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacillus lentus
  • Bacillus licheniformis
  • Bacillus pumilus
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacteroides amylophilus
  • Bacteroides capillosus
  • Bacteriodes ruminicola
  • Bacteroides suis
  • Bifidobacterium adolescentis
  • Bifidobacterium animalis
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Bifidobacterium thermophilum
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus brevis
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus cellobiosus
  • Lactobacillus curvatus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii
  • Lactobacillus fermentum
  • Lactobacillus helveticus
  • Lactobacillus lactis
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus reuteri
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides
  • Pediococcus acidilactici
  • Pediococcus cerevisiae (damnosus)
  • Pediococcus pentosaceus
  • Propionibacterium freudenreichii
  • Propionibacterium shermanii
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Streptococcus cremoirs
  • Streptococcus diacetilactis
  • Streptococcus faecium
  • Streptococcus intermedius
  • Streptococcus lactis
  • Streptococcus thermophilus