Healthier livestock through nanotech

by Gene on Jul. 06th, 2008

Farm animals often carry germs that can get into our food supply. And pumping the animals full of antibiotics can cause other problems, such as breeding super bugs that are immune to the drugs. But researchers in South Carolina are taking a new approach. They are adding nanoparticles to chicken feed. The particles imitate chicken cells and attract the germs. The germs get stuck to the particles, and then get expelled harmlessly the next time the chicken poops.

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shotgunannie says:

I'm trying to find a answer to my question. which is,
(What causes particals to get into my chicken eggs, and are they harmful?) If someone can help me out with this I've been looking everywhere and can't find an answer. I have 3 chicken which have been laying eggs fine for the last 2 years. This year one of my hens went thru a light molt,only lost tail feathers. But even before that the eggs still have the problem. What it looks like andegg condition. the eggs are brown, they have been starting to get spots on them. And it's not roost mites. But when iI gatther my eggs and I crack them open 2 out of the three eggs will have particles in them. They look like a dark tan sand grit they will sometimes have blood in them also. If anyone know anything about this or might know where I can find out some info, so I can clear it up, I woild appreciate it.
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posted on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 5:09pm

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