USDA Identifies Coccidiosis as #1 Broiler Health Priority

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture as well as the Agricultural Research Service have identified the 5 major threats to poultry health they are looking to address over the next five years. Among the short list, “Coccidiosis and gut health” was listed number one with “Antibiotic-free broiler production” coming in at second. AbRead more

UW is (finally) learning how to push its research to market

This could be big for UW-Madison. It’s exactly the sort of transformative discovery you would expect from a great research university. Like Harry Steenbock fortifying the vitamin D content of milk. Like James Thomson unlocking the mystery and promise of stem cells. In this case, two UW researchers have pioneered a breakthrough that could endRead more

A New Alternative to Antibiotics?

Many scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, have occurred by happenstance. This is also true of a new technology that could one day replace the use of antibiotics in livestock, and perhaps even humans, for a variety of pathogenic digestive tract infections.

New Method Eliminates Need for Livestock Antibiotics

MADISON, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison animal scientist has developed an antibiotic-free method to protect animals raised for food against common infections. The innovation comes as growing public concern about antibiotic resistance has induced McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and other industry giants to announce major cuts in antibiotic use in meat production. About 80 percentRead more

UW researchers discover way to bring more antibiotic-free foods to consumers

Some UW-Madison researchers may have found a way to meet a growing demand for antibiotic-free meats and dairy products across the country. Many consumers are calling for cleaner foods, with concerns over the health effects of antibiotics in foods, but these Animal Sciences researchers say they’ve found a way to keep chickens healthy with noRead more