University trial shows oregano essential oil can help reduce antimicrobial resistance in calves

Farming Monthly National|January 2020

University trial shows oregano essential oil can help reduce antimicrobial resistance in calves
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats globally to human health and has been predicted to be responsible for 10 million deaths a year by 2050 if not acted upon.

The levels of E. coli bacteria, that are resistant to a fourth-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, can be significantly reduced by adding an oregano essential oil to calf diets, according to research undertaken at the University of Reading in the UK.

University researchers, Dr Partha Ray and Dr Caroline Rymer, undertook a trial to determine the effect of supplementing Anpario’s OregoStim Liquid (a source of 100 percent natural oregano essential oil), in waste milk fed to dairy calves, on the population of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in their faeces.

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January 2020