Innovation at Work: Using probiotics to limit disease in chickens

It's no surprise that healthier food leads to healthier impacts. So when we're talking about meat, it may also be true that healthier animals lead to healthier benefits for humans. Currently, outbreaks of bacterial diseases like salmonella in food can have huge health and economic impacts. But what if we can limit the outbreaks of those diseases in animals like chickens? Iowa State researchers are studying just that, using probiotics to improve the health and disease resistance of chickens. It could have profound health and economic impacts. For more information on how Iowa State is innovating new ways to improve food safety, visit