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on May 27, 2009

Reducing salmonella using novel in-feed anti-infective agents

Several approaches used to suppress food borne pathogens are discussed.

At Alltech's 25th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, Dr. Colm Moran of Alltech Europe reviewed the epidemiology of food borne salmonella infection with particular reference to the ability of mannanoligosaccharides to agglutinate the fimbriae of pathogens including salmonella, E. coli and Shigella. 

Approaches that are used to suppress food borne pathogens include:

  • the Nurmi Principle, applying competitive exclusion organisms,
  • feeding medium chain fatty acids which apparently downregulate genes for infection
  • the use of an anti-infective compound such as Bio-Mos which functions as pre-biotic.
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