Much like the broader medical community, the veterinary industry commonly waits days for live-cell microbial detection and identification. Some veterinary clinics perform tests in-house, while others send them to an outside lab for evaluation. Either way, the wait times required of conventional culture results often encourage veterinarians to treat their animal patients with broad-spectrum antibiotics as a precautionary measure, similar to their human counterparts.
In treating livestock, such as cattle, chickens and pigs, the wide use of antibiotics has proven effective in both treating infections and protecting the wider population from acquiring an infection. Such use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine helps alleviate animal suffering from disease, produce healthier animals entering food processing facilities, and reduce opportunities for cross-contamination of the food supply.
NanoLogix rapid detection technology can return live-cell micobial results from 200 percent to 1200 percent faster than traditional Petri cultures. This gives veterinarians both in the clinic and on the farm, the opportunity to wait for results without the pressure of putting a patient or herd on broad-spectrum antibiotics right away.
With NanoLogix, veterinarians are able to develop more targeted and informed medical protocols for patients when they know results will be returned in four to six hours rather than one to three days. In doing so, they refrain from contributing to the overuse of antibiotics and the growing resistance it is known to create.