An oral drench to protect piglets from gut infection could soon be available to pig farmers. It's been developed by scientists and is made from pineapples - taking antibiotics out of the food chain.
Pig farmers could soon have access to a non-antibiotic oral drench for piglets, made from an extract found in pineapples.
The treatment was developed by a Queensland scientist decades ago, but for various reasons it was shelved.
Now, it's been given a lifeline thanks to the increasing push to get antibiotics out of the food chain... As Courtney Wilson reports.
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Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR) is developing therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases in production animals and humans. Its lead product Detach(R) is a natural plant based product that will help address global concerns around the overuse of antibiotics in production animals that is contributing to the rise of so-called “super bugs” that make infectious diseases harder to treat. The Anatara team has a strong track record in biological science as well as building and growing international biotech companies. Please see http://www.anataralifesciences.com for further background.
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