Antimicrobials

This show antimicrobial studies being carried out in the Ridgeway Research laboratory

The importance of new antimicrobials

Whether conventional or novel approaches are applied, antimicrobials are essential to treat and prevent the spread of infectious bacterial diseases.

However, every use of an antimicrobial increases the risk of microbes developing resistance. Therefore, it’s vital we continue to develop new antimicrobials and monitor the efficacy of existing ones. We can help you do this.

Recent studies we’ve carried out include:

  • Reduction of Salmonella enteritidis in the caecae of artificially infected chickens fed a supplement
  • Treatment of calf pneumonia with an injectable antimicrobial

Above all, we are committed to animal welfare and excellence in veterinary science.