Abstract Title:

Therapeutic supplementation of caprylic acid in feed reduces Campylobacter jejuni colonization in broiler chicks.

Abstract Source:

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;74(14):4564-6. Epub 2008 May 23. PMID: 18502935

Abstract Author(s):

F Solis de los Santos, A M Donoghue, K Venkitanarayanan, I Reyes-Herrera, J H Metcalf, M L Dirain, V F Aguiar, P J Blore, D J Donoghue


Poultry colonized with Campylobacter species are a significant source of human food-borne illness. The therapeutic use of the medium chain fatty acid caprylic acid consistently reduced enteric C. jejuni colonization in chicks by 3 to 4 logs in three separate trials. These results support caprylic acid's potential to reduce Campylobacter carriage in poultry.

Study Type : Animal Study

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