Nanoparticles, Chitosan Studied As Dairy Metritis Treatment (Feedstuffs)

Nanoparticles, Chitosan Studied As Dairy Metritis Treatment

University of Florida scientists believe they can develop new antimicrobials that will benefit dairy cattle and, eventually, people by treating bacteria that normally resist antibiotics.

The uterine disease metritis costs U.S. dairy producers $600 million a year, according to KC Jeong, an associate professor of animal sciences at the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Jeong plans to use a nearly $460,000 grant from the National Institute of Food & Agriculture to make cattle bacteria less resistant to antibiotics and, therefore, more treatable.

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