US Biologic Poultry Health, Livestock Health, Pet Health, Oral Vaccines, Zoonotic Disease, Tick and Lyme disease prevention
US Biologic Poultry Health, Livestock Health, Pet Health, Oral Vaccines, Zoonotic Disease, Tick and Lyme disease prevention

US BIOLOGIC Delivers Disease Prevention® by providing orally delivered vaccines
to address the world's great health challenges.

US BIOLOGIC Delivers Disease Prevention® by providing orally delivered vaccines to address the world's great health challenges.

Antimicrobial Resistance May Devastate Animal Health

Antimicrobial resistance and the threat of superbugs are caused by harmful bacterial microbes adapting to treatments like antibiotics. To help stop antimicrobial resistance, many consumers are no longer purchasing meat from companies that over-use antibiotics. Producers, in turn, are forced to reduce their antibiotic usage. At the same time, without antibiotics, the diseases can spread uncontrolled.

A New Solution: Orally Delivered Vaccines

US BIOLOGIC and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are developing a series of solutions to reduce the threat of diseases in food animals that will result in vaccines and anti-microbial treatments, each delivered via water supplies or as a powder applied to feed. These safe, effective, and cost-efficient vaccines can limit a range of diseases, while at the same time reduce the need for antibiotics.

This work is supported by the Small Business Innovation Research Program (2015-33610-23499 and 2016-33610-25686) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.