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Evonik has released 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.

For more information visit the Evonik website, HERE.

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