Salmonella Vaccine Could Contribute to Sustainable Poultry Health, Performance05 June 2013
US - Sustainable long-term poultry health and performance could be boosted thanks to a new Salmonella vaccine.
Global Green believes that its vaccine Salmogenics will improve sustainability in poultry production means not only reducing costs and maximizing productivity but also a focus on bird health and welfare and other societal concerns.
Consumers have increasing concerns about food safety (food-borne pathogens, pesticide residues, additives, antibiotic residues/resistance), nutrition, and production process concerns (animal welfare, genetically modified organisms, environmental impact, etc.).
“Sustainability is about thinking globally,” commented Jim Perdue of Perdue Farms at the US Egg & Poultry Association’s 2013 Poultry Process Workshop. He stressed that the concept of sustainability is wrapped around providing the world with a nutritious product that is safe, affordable, accessible to the consumer and produced in a way that respects the earth, animals and people with the understanding that it does not necessarily cost more money to do this.
Salmogenics has many advantages proven in field studies, including:
- Stimulates an immune response in chickens, improving the heath and welfare of the bird, and those that eat chicken
- Healthier birds experience weight gain and reduced mortality
- Administered in ovo into the unhatched chicken, eliminating trauma
- Reduced illness, or mortality, due to Salmonella
- Cost effective for the poultry grower
Dr Mehran Ghazvini, Chairman and CEO, stated: “We believe that it is possible to produce the animals we eat with integrity, humanity and attention to ecological systems.”
Salmogenics is in the final stage of testing and trials before the final USDA approval for its commercial application.
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