Our Manuka honey has been studied against common bacteria that cause skin infections in pets including Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and resistant strains of bacteria such as Methicillin resistant Staph pseudintermedius and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. BotaniVet Manuka honey has been shown to significantly inhibit the growth of these bacteria including the resistant strains.
Our Manuka honey has also been shown to inhibit biofilm formation in various skin and ear pathogens from dogs and cats. Biofilm is a collection of microbes that are enclosed in a protective gel-like layer that makes it difficult for the bacteria to be reached to be killed. It has been shown to play a very important role in resistance of certain skin and ear bacteria.
This data will be presented this year at the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Orlando. Check back soon for a summary of these studies titled “Antimicrobial Activity and Biofilm Inhibition of Manuka Honey Against Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Pseudomonas aeruginosa”.