Due to difficult hygienic conditions, intensive livestock farms are places where bacteria and viruses proliferate and cause diseases among animals that can be transmitted to humans (so-called zoonoses). These diseases include a large and heterogeneous group of infections that can be bacterial, viral, parasitic, or caused by unconventional agents. Furthermore, the generalised and systematic use of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming is making a decisive contribution to the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance: in Italy, around 70% of antibiotics sold (including those for human consumption) are intended for animals and antibiotic molecules are thus also taken up by humans through meat consumption.
Biovitae in intensive livestock farms effectively and continuously sanitises environments and prevents the development of infections among animals. In this way, it helps to reduce the use of antibiotics on animals and in the animal products consumed every day and helps to rationalise the use of chemicals in sanitising and cleaning processes.