Positive biofilms in farm buildings for safe animal production
Did you know? Microorganisms are everywhere! This is also true when it comes to animal surroundings. All surfaces of a farm building and its equipment are colonized by microorganisms, mostly in the form of biofilms.
In this 6-page white paper, you will discover a new tool to increase farm biosecurity: the positive biofilm concept. The idea is to apply beneficial bacteria that are able to form a positive biofilm along the farm surfaces just after disinfection and prior to the entry of new animals.
Scientists at Lallemand selected specific bacteria for this purpose – and formulated the product LALFILM PRO.
Find out more in this white paper about in vitro and in vivo trials that indicate that the biofilm created by LALFILM PRO on farm surfaces helps better manage the microbial environment on farm surfaces.
What will you find inside this white paper?
The positive biofilm concept: what are we talking about?
On-farm applications: results of poultry and piglet trials
A scientifically supported concept: in vitro studies
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Farm biosecurity measures — including cleaning, disinfection, and application of sanitary breaks — impact the level of infection pressure before new animals enter the barn. Integrating a positive biofilm approach is shown to be an effective tool to complement these measures.
It helps install a positive microbial environment after the disinfection step and during the batch. This has been shown in commercial farm settings to improve the animal’s microbial environment with a positive impact on animal health. As a result, production performance is improved. In addition, in vitro data show that the positive biofilm approach can help to avoid the re-colonization of undesirable bacteria commonly found in farm environments.
In today’s health context, ensuring a safe microbial environment during the whole production cycle is a must and new approaches to biosecurity that combine disinfection and a virtuous microbial ecosystem management approach are very promising!
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