January 8, 2013


Lallemand Animal Nutrition buys Aviguard business


Lallemand Animal Nutrition has bought Microbial Developments Ltd, the UK based manufacturer of Aviguard, on December 2012.


Aviguard is a well established avian competitive exclusion product that aids the rapid establishment of normal gut flora in day old chicks thereby minimising colonisation by transient pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Clostridium perfringens.


Lallemand has acquired Microbial Developments Ltd from Tim Nelson, who originally purchased the business from Bayer Plc in 1995 by way of a management buyout, and who will continue to act as its managing director.


As part of the transaction Lallemand has also acquired Microbial Developments' Aviguard and lactic acid bacteria fermentation plants, packing and R&D facilities located in Malvern, UK.

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