1.3 Billion Humans and 40 Billion Chickens a Year Could Benefit from the Salmogenics Vaccine
The Salmogenics vaccine improves the immune system of the fowl, thereby improving the health and welfare of the bird and those that eat chicken. The birds are less susceptible to illness and experience increased weight gain and reduced mortality, a big plus for the poultry industry worldwide. This means not only a healthier chicken, but a healthier source of protein for us humans to consume with much less fear that we will become infected by Salmonella bacteria and suffer long-term illness or a worse case scenario, death.
Salmogenics may reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry
Salmogenics contains natural organisms that are not genetically modified, improving the immune system, resulting in a healthier chicken. It stimulates an immune response in chickens produced from inoculated eggs to several intestinal pathogenic organisms that include various Salmonella strains.
There is a growing swell of concern about the use of antibiotics in the poultry and meat industry. The January 2013 International Production & Processing Expo included an Antibiotic Conference that focused on “Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry.” A February release from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with its plan to limit use of medically important antimicrobial drugs to those considered necessary for assuring animal health. Regulatory changes are partly responsible for the growing interest in alternatives to intensive antibiotic use in the poultry industry.
In June 2012, Consumer Reports reported that “approximately 80 percent of all antibiotics (approximately 29 million pounds) sold in the U.S. are used by the meat and poultry industry to make animals grow faster or to prevent disease in crowded and unsanitary conditions.”
Test results to date have shown that Salmogenics produces healthier chickens that have increased body weight and may reduce the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials that have been proven to be detrimental to human consumption.