Escherichia coli in the poultry industry
Avian colibacillosis, any infection, localized or systemic, caused by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), is the most common infectious disease in the poultry industry. APEC is an extraintestinal pathogen that generates fibrinous lesions, especially in visceral organs. APEC infections also manifest in a wide range of symptoms including omphalitis and yolk sac infection, cellulitis, swollen head syndrome in a localized form, colisepticemia, chronic respiratory infection, and others. APEC infections are responsible for large economic losses attributable to low productivity, mortality, and seizures during slaughter.
A bacteriophage-based product that was developed to control infections caused by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli. Each FÓRMIDA extension has been developed to address specific serovars in different territories, ensuring effectiveness.
The continuous rise of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli infections has had strong negative impacts on the general health and safety of animals within the poultry industry. In this context, FÓRMIDA aims to improve the general health of animals by reducing the infections caused by Escherichia coli, especially antibiotic-resistant E.coli”.