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Easy monitoring of health and microbial status of poultry flocks thanks to new service from Evonik

Evonik launches new ScreenFloX® service at WVPAC in Bangkok

by 5m Editor
12 September 2019, at 8:30am

Evonik releases a new service product group that enables poultry producers to improve livestock production by monitoring the microbial status of entire flocks. ScreenFloX® is the only environmental screening system that non-invasively quantifies the levels of certain pathogens, including Clostridium perfringens, from an entire flock with a confidence exceeding 90 percent.

The ScreenFloX® platform comprises a broad range of tests and is designed to help veterinarians, livestock production managers and farmers make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety.

Dr Christoph Kobler, Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition from Evonik said: “Current common practice in animal diagnostics involves testing individual animals using invasive methods. This includes necropsy, histopathology and confirmatory testing which can easily take several days and are expensive.

“ScreenFloX® is an environmental screening system that enables poultry producers to detect levels of different pathogens for the entire flock using an unbiased, non-invasive method. The goal of using ScreenFloX® is to optimise overall livestock production through an ‘early warning system’. This gives producers the chance to react before it is too late to adjust the production process.”

The ScreenFloX® platform can perform multiple tests using a single sample and with minimal additional effort. Combining environmental screenings for avian and human pathogens saves costs and time for poultry producers.