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Use in Poultry Farms and the Need for Effective Drug Residue Screening

05 November 2015
Randox Food Diagnostics

GLOBAL - It has been reported recently that California are enacting the strictest laws yet, banning the state's livestock producers from using certain antibiotics for routine disease prevention and growth promotion.

Coccidiosis is one of the most prevalent ubiquitous diseases worldwide that affects poultry by causing decreased performance in bird growth and can lead to serious economic losses.

Coccidiosis vaccines and feed medications have traditionally been used to treat the disease. This raises the question of the need for efficient, economical and accurate drug residue screening in order to support growing regulations of antibiotic use in poultry.

Simultaneous detection

Unlike traditional ELISA products, Randox Food supply Biochip Array Technology, which allows simultaneous screening of multiple analytes from a single sample.

To put this into context, when using the Coccidiostat Biochip Array one biochip does the work of 12 ELISA's, providing major efficiency improvements. This multiplex screening method lessens the need for samples to be tested using expensive confirmatory methods like LC-MS.

Coccidiostat Array (EV3772)

The Randox Food Coccidiostat Array produces a quantitative result for all of the following 12 analytes: Lasalocid, Nicarbazin, Imidocarb, Toltrazuril, Maduramicin, Salnomycin, Clopidol, Monensin, Robenidine, Decoquinate, Halofuginone and Diclazuril from a single sample.

Combining confidence with convenience Randox Food strive to combat laborious test methods with the aim to improve food safety.

Written by Julie-Ann Mayne, Randox Food Diagnostics

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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