Bacteriophages in the poultry industry
Consumers are driving the demand for meat raised without routine use of antibiotics, with some of the major food chains adopting “antibiotic-free” policies for their meat supplies. Being poultry production one of the worldwide sectors which uses more antibiotics and foodborne bacterial pathogens considered as the leading bacterial causes of human diseases. The pressure to come up with alternatives to fight this bacterial pathogen as gone up like never before.
In the era of the increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria and a lack of new effective antibiotics. Bacteriophages offer an alternative strategy to antibiotics for poultry, and thus for food safety and public health. On the pictures bellow we can see, what are the possible phage applications in poultry farming, processing, and production:
Although there is some disbelief in bacteriophages application in the poultry industry, many studies indicated their efficacy and considered them to be a useful alternative to antibiotics in the age of multidrug resistance and in the growing tendency to moving towards the post-antibiotic era.
Phagovet proposes to take part on this process with the development of a cost-effective solution for controlling Salmonella production. Satisfying market demand for a more secure and reliable solution to control Salmonella infections in poultry farms. Providing a promising effective control measure for a concerning problem for poultry farmers and for human health