US 9,808,476 B2
Feed supplement comprising oligosaccharides and medium chain fatty acids
Geert Bruggeman, Bruges (BE); and Katrien Deschepper, De Pinte (BE)
Assigned to NUTRITION SCIENCES NV/SA, Drongen (BE)
Filed by Nutrition Sciences NV/SA, Drongen (BE)
Filed on Feb. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/50,925.
Application 15/050,925 is a continuation of application No. 13/640,266, granted, now 9,271,517, previously published as PCT/EP2011/055945, filed on Apr. 14, 2011.
Claims priority of application No. 2010/00241 (BE), filed on Apr. 14, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0250239 A1, Sep. 1, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61K 31/702 (2006.01); A61K 31/20 (2006.01); A23K 20/158 (2016.01); A23K 20/163 (2016.01); A23K 50/75 (2016.01); A23K 50/30 (2016.01); A23K 50/60 (2016.01); A23L 29/30 (2016.01); A23L 33/115 (2016.01); A23K 50/70 (2016.01); A23K 50/80 (2016.01); A23K 20/121 (2016.01); A61K 9/00 (2006.01); A61K 45/06 (2006.01)
CPC A61K 31/702 (2013.01) [A23K 20/121 (2016.05); A23K 20/158 (2016.05); A23K 20/163 (2016.05); A23K 50/30 (2016.05); A23K 50/60 (2016.05); A23K 50/70 (2016.05); A23K 50/75 (2016.05); A23K 50/80 (2016.05); A23L 29/30 (2016.08); A23L 33/115 (2016.08); A61K 9/0053 (2013.01); A61K 31/20 (2013.01); A61K 45/06 (2013.01); A23V 2002/00 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
 
1. A method for selectively eliminating, suppressing or regulating one or more enteropathogens in an animal, wherein the enteropathogen is a virus, comprising administering a feed supplement to the animal comprising:
a homotrimer, heterotrimer, homotetramer and/or heterotetramer of a carbohydrate component, or a derivative thereof or an extract thereof, or mixtures thereof, whereby said carbohydrate component is selected from the group consisting of a pentose saccharide, a hexose saccharide, glucuronic and galacturonic acid, and wherein the carbohydrate-components are connected by means of α and/or β bonds; and
a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) or a salt or a derivative and/or mixtures thereof, whereby said MCFA is selected from the group consisting of caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), capric acid (C10) and lauric acid (C12); and
measuring viral infection pressure or degree in the animal.