Elanco Animal Health. has filed a patent for antimicrobial feed supplement compositions containing clay to treat microbial infections in animals. The invention aims to provide effective methods for combating infections in animals through the use of these compositions. GlobalData’s report on Elanco Animal Health gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Elanco Animal Health, NSAID cancer drugs was a key innovation area identified from patents. Elanco Animal Health's grant share as of January 2024 was 47%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Antimicrobial feed supplement compositions for treating animal infections

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Elanco Animal Health Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240033287A1) outlines a method for improving the growth performance of animals through the oral administration of a feed composition containing antimicrobial clay. The clay, sourced from the Crater Lake region of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, is incorporated into the feed composition at a concentration ranging from 0.1% to 0.5%. The method involves daily administration of the composition to the animals, aiming to enhance their growth performance.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method that involves providing mined antimicrobial clay, combining it with an animal feed composition to create an antimicrobial feed composition, and feeding it to the animals to improve their growth performance. The antimicrobial clay, sourced from the Crater Lake region of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, is added to the feed composition at a rate of 0.1% to 0.5% by weight. The composition of the antimicrobial clay includes pyrite, Fe3+, and aluminum within specific ranges, further enhancing its antimicrobial properties. This innovative method aims to optimize the growth performance of animals through the targeted use of antimicrobial clay in their feed composition.

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