The poultry industry needs a sensitive and rapid method to assess the presence of hazardous compounds in poultry manure and wastewater.
In recent years, scenarios of many potential risks to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens have been published. Many studies have reported the presence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in poultry manure.
Scientists estimate that up to 76 percent of poultry antibiotics are sometimes excreted unchanged in the feces or urine of these birds.
Keep in mind that poultry manure can contain very high levels of protein, nitrogen and organic matter such as phosphorus, potassium and calcium and are therefore used as organic fertilizer in agriculture.
Experts believe that the amount of antibiotic excreted or antibiotic resistance genes in poultry manure fertilizer will be several times that of poultry products such as meat and eggs. An issue that has perhaps received less attention.
Residues of these compounds, if not properly modified, easily enter the environment and have devastating effects on the environment and human health.
Therefore, it seems that the poultry industry needs a sensitive and rapid method to assess the presence of antibiotics in ecological samples such as manure or farm wastewater.