Swapping Probiotics for Antibiotics: How it Could be a Game Changer for Chickens and Us

Even chickens need strong, healthy gut microbiomes. Moonborne/Shutterstock Deon Neveling, Stellenbosch University In 1928, microbiologist Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin was hailed as a scientific breakthrough. In the nearly 100 years since then, scientists have discovered numerous other antibiotics that have saved billions of lives.