Every day cattle, swine and poultry are under threat by pathogenic bacteria. In fact, one estimate notes that more than 80 types of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, salmonella and clostridium, pose serious threats to the poultry industry alone, according to ARM & HAMMER Animal & Food Production.
What if there was a new weapon in the war against these disease-causing culprits? One that takes on these microscopic enemies at their level—and wins?
ARM & HAMMER announced May 24 the addition of proprietary Bacillus strain 1704 to its CERTILLUS Targeted Microbial Solutions portfolio.
“This newly discovered bacillus strain offers broad-spectrum activity against various species and strains of E. coli, clostridium and salmonella bacteria,” explained Dr. Xandra Smith, ARM & HAMMER manager of microbial ecology and genetics.
“Additionally, the strain has application in facilities and environments for poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle as producers work against the pathogenic disease threats that hamper or even destroy animal health and production,” she added.
This discovery is the result of ARM & HAMMER’s extensive and ongoing screening process that’s designed to help enhance and expand the CERTILLUS portfolio’s coverage of pathogenic diversity.
“For livestock and poultry producers, the discovery of Bacillus strain 1704 helps improve the effectiveness of on-farm interventions with our CERTILLUS portfolio,” Smith concluded. “It’s a new tool for our continually evolving toolbox to help our customers better tackle the bacterial challenges their herds and flocks face.”
ARM & HAMMER Animal & Food Production, with headquarters in Princeton, N.J., is a worldwide leader in providing the broadest portfolio of nutrition, microbial and food safety solutions and services backed by an unmatched research and development pipeline.