Reading University researchers have used a plant-based feed additive to achieve major reductions in antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria found in waste milk fed to calves.

The additive is formulated from 100% natural essential oils extracted from the oregano plant, which has a well-documented history as an effective antimicrobial.

Already in use across a number of livestock species, researchers Partha Ray and Caroline Rymer considered whether an oregano essential oil product made by Anpario could be used to reduce the levels of AMR bacteria in the gut of calves fed waste milk.

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