Caprylic acid reduces Campylobacter species colonization in chicks. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Therapeutic supplementation of caprylic acid in feed reduces Campylobacter jejuni colonization in broiler chicks.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;74(14):4564-6. Epub 2008 May 23. PMID: 18502935
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.