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
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
The chickens weren’t getting sick like they were supposed to. So the scientists gave them 10 times the normal dose of parasites — enough to produce a severe illness. Still nothing. In fact, the birds looked like they were never infected.
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.
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
An animal scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) has come up with an antibiotic-free method to protect livestock from common infections. This development comes just as many major companies such as McDonald’s and Tyson Foods declare the gradual end of antibiotic use for their food animals.
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