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REAL SCIENCE

At MDG, science is our foundation. Through the lenses of innovation, experimentation, and accredited validation, our dedicated research group is united around seeking answers and developing resourceful and responsible solutions for today’s most complex problems. Our entire operation, including our in-house Research and Development production facilities, has been designed around these core beliefs and principles, resulting in an accountable and advantageous environment that empowers us to:
  • Leverage novel technologies
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  • Better-serve the unique needs of our customers
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Real Science is the motivation and driving force behind all that we have done and will do as we continuously learn, adapt, and grow alongside our valued partners.   

TRUSTED PROCESS

With increasing environmental complexities and the need to embrace integrated systems, we invest in attracting bright, abundant minds, leading to creative approaches and viable biological solutions for our customers. MDG’s customer-centric approach to quality manufacturing and support ensures consistent, repeatable results. Through third-party validation, safety protocols, and in-field trials, we are able to mitigate risk and deliver cutting-edge solutions. Trusted Process is our gold standard; it is our commitment to ourselves and every person, partner, and industry our work impacts.  

PROVEN SUCCESS

From the moment we begin, we’re dedicated to honoring the brand and reputation of our partners. We value being accountable for the reliable and sustainable results we produce, which is why we employ constant monitoring of our products and programs.  Proven Success is our measure of a job well done; it is our promise. Founded in Science, Backed by Accountability We believe that our successes truly set MDG apart from the competition because they are measured, quality-assured, and backed by the validation and approval of other qualified and knowledgeable authorities in the scientific community.  

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REAL SCIENCE

At MDG, science is our foundation. Through the lenses of innovation, experimentation, and accredited validation, our dedicated research group is united around seeking answers and developing resourceful and responsible solutions for today’s most complex problems.

Our entire operation, including our in-house Research and Development production facilities, has been designed around these core beliefs and principles, resulting in an accountable and advantageous environment that empowers us to:

  • Leverage novel technologies
  • Experiment with new ideas
  • Apply sound science, informed practices, and quality-tested protocols to our work
  • Better-serve the unique needs of our customers
  • And so much more

Real Science is the motivation and driving force behind all that we have done and will do as we continuously learn, adapt, and grow alongside our valued partners. 

 

TRUSTED PROCESS

With increasing environmental complexities and the need to embrace integrated systems, we invest in attracting bright, abundant minds, leading to creative approaches and viable biological solutions for our customers.

MDG’s customer-centric approach to quality manufacturing and support ensures consistent, repeatable results. Through third-party validation, safety protocols, and in-field trials, we are able to mitigate risk and deliver cutting-edge solutions.

Trusted Process is our gold standard; it is our commitment to ourselves and every person, partner, and industry our work impacts.

 

PROVEN SUCCESS

From the moment we begin, we’re dedicated to honoring the brand and reputation of our partners. We value being accountable for the reliable and sustainable results we produce, which is why we employ constant monitoring of our products and programs. 

Proven Success is our measure of a job well done; it is our promise.

Founded in Science, Backed by Accountability

We believe that our successes truly set MDG apart from the competition because they are measured, quality-assured, and backed by the validation and approval of other qualified and knowledgeable authorities in the scientific community.

 

Here’s what independent publications, researchers, and other accredited parties have had to say about Our Science in Action: 

(External)

  1. Microbial virulence genes in rectal swab samples are correlated with environmental, metabolic, and gut health stressors in US dairy cows.   A. M. Lange, E. A. Galbraith, R. P. Arias, S.R. Fensterseifer, S. Son, and M. R. King.  American Dairy Science Association.  Kansas City, MO.
  1. Surveillance of microbial virulence genes in over 5000 pigs reveals associations between gene abundance, health status and production stage.   E. Galbraith, K. Leistikow, S. Son, J. Lee, M. King. American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Virtual Conference.
  1. Meta-analysis of Enteric Pathogen Genes Identified in 122 Swine Flows across the United States. 2019. K. Leistikow, S. Son, M. King. American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Orlando, FL.
  1. Pathogen Virulence Factors Present in Sow Represent Potential Health Threats to Piglet. 2019. K. Leistikow, J. Spencer, S. Son, M. King. American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Orlando, FL.
  1. Microbial virulence gene abundance in rectal swabs from US dairy cows with or without gastrointestinal disease symptoms. A. M. Lange, E. A. Galbraith, S. Son, R. P. Arias, C. M. Peter and M. R. King. Abstract. American Dairy Science Association. Cincinnati, OH.
  1. Abundance of microbial virulence genes in rectal swabs from US dairy cows varies by stage of lactation. E. A. Galbraith, A. M. Lange, S. Son, R. P. Arias, S. R. Fensterseifer, C. M. Peter and M. R. King. Abstract. American Dairy Science Association. Cincinnati, OH.
  1. Improved growth performance of nursery pigs fed diets supplemented with a Bacillus subtilis-based direct-fed microbial feed additive.   N.R. Augspurger, J.D. Spencer, S. Son, J.A. Ley, M.R. King.  Abstract.  Midwest American Society of Animal Sciences.  Des Moines, IA.
  1. Use of FTA cards for diagnostic reverse transcriptase PCR to determine Vibrio harveyi hemolysin toxin gene expression in shrimp pond samples.   A. Lange, S. Son, M. King.  Abstract.  American Society of Microbiology.  New Orleans, LA.
  1. Use of FTA cards for quantitative PCR detection of Vibrio Harveyi and Vibrio CampbellIi toxin genes and gene expression within shrimp pond water samples.   Sona Son*, Amy M. Lange, and Michael R. King.  Abstract:  World Aquaculture Society Meeting.  Jeju, Korea.
  1. Evaluation of a direct fed microbial (DFMs) on broiler growth performance and processing yield.   K. Brown, H. Walters, J. Price, N. Augspurger, M. King, S. Son, J.T. Lee.  Abstract : International Production and Processing Expo.
  1. Combining the use of Whatman FTA cards and diagnostic pcr assays to determine the pathogenic potential of shrimp water samples shipped overseas.     S. Son, A. Lange, H. Behn, and M. King.  Abstract:  Aquaculture America 2014.  Seattle, WA.

(Internal)

  1. Viral and bacterial interplay: The identification of secondary bacterial pathogens in diagnosed systems.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Developing swine pathogen surveillance programs: Meta-analysis of virulence factor genes from individual pigs belonging to various swine production facilities.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Pathogen virulence factors present in sow constitute potential health threats to piglet. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Upstream pathogen sources: Pathogen virulence factors present in sow represent potential health threats to piglet.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Characterization of swine flows: Each flow represents different sources and diversity of pathogens.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Bacterial toxin gene profile suggests more than one pathogen may be contributing to negative health of developing piglets. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Effect of DFM combinations on the sow and pathogen control of breeding swine. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Well water analysis emphasizes need for proper sanitation in water systems. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Comparison of Provent ECL Bacillus strains against competitor Bacillus products: Characterization of antimicrobial activity against swine bacterial pathogens.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. A comparison of healthy and sick cows at different stages of lactation: More than one pathogen may be contributing to negative health.  Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Consumption of Strateris ECL was associated with reduced gastrointestinal quantities of toxigenic bacterial and fungal genes and improved health and performance. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Geographical comparison of gastrointestinal microbial and virulence genes in US dairy cows. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Supplementation of Strateris ECL was associated with improvements in transition cow health, reproductive efficiency and reduced gastrointestinal carrier of Clostridium chauvoei on a Midwest dairy. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.
  1. Gastrointestinal microbial and virulence factor load in dairy cows varies with health status and production stage. Microbial Discovery Group–United Animal Health Internal Technical Meetings.

  1. Evaluation of a proprietary direct-fed microbial as a strategy to reduce hydrogen sulfide emissions from poultry excreta using a practical monitoring method. 2022. Leyva-Jimenez, H. Shen, S. , McCormick, K., Martin, M., Liu, P., Haag, D. Galbraith, E. and M. Blair J. Appl. Poult. Res. Vol 31(1), 100231.

  2. Reducing Hydrogen Sulfide Production Within Municipal Collection Systems Using Bioaugmentation. 2022. Cray, J., Duersteler, M., Menako, J., Romanek, D., Son, S. and King, M. Water Environment Federation. 

  3. Bacillus-Based Direct-Fed Microbial Reduces the Pathogenic Synergy of a Coinfection with Salmonella enterica Serovar Choleraesuis and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus.   F. ZuckermannR. HusmannW. ChenP. RoadyJ. PfeiffK. LeistikowM. DuerstelerS. SonM. KingN. Augspurger.  Infect Immun.  21: 90(4):e0057421
  4. Insights from microbial surveillance in broiler flocks. 2020. Lange, A. Gut Health, special issue of Poultry World. Dec. 2020, 116-117.

  5. The effect of a Bacillus subtilis-based direct-fed microbial feed additive on the lactation performance of sows and their offspring. Augspurger, N.R., G.I. Peterson, S. Son, K. McCormick, and M. King. 2018. Animal Sci.  96: 187

  6. Field Diagnostic Tools for Pathogenic Vibrios. King, S. Son, A. Lange, H. Behn, and J. Bradley.  2014.  Global Aquaculture Advocate.  May/June.  40-42.

  7. Proposal of Vibrionimonas magnilacihabitans gen. nov., sp. nov., a curved Gram negative bacterium isolated from Lake Michigan water. R. A. Albert, D. Zitomer, M. Dollhopf, A. Schauer-Gimenez, C. Struble, M. King, Sona Son, Stefan Langer, and Hans-Jürgen Busse. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2014 Feb;64(Pt 2):613-2

  1. Direct-fed microbials. S. Patent 11,110,134. 2021.  M. King, S. Son, K. Liestikow, N. Augspurger.  (Inventors). Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United.
  1. Direct-fed microbials and methods of their use. S. Patent 10,905,135.  2021.  M. King, S. Son, N. Augspurger, J. Spencer, A. Lange, and M. Engelhardt (Inventors). Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United.
  1. Direct-fed microbials and methods of their use. S. Patent 10,357,046.  2020.  M. King, S. Son, N. Augspurger, J. Spencer, A. Lange, and M. Engelhardt (Inventors). Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United.
  1. Direct-fed microbials. King, S. Son, K. Leistikow, and N. Augspurger. U.S. Patent. US 10,335,440 B2.  2019.  Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United.

  1. Microorganisms for plant pathogen inhibition. S. Patent Appication.  20200170257.  2020.  M. King, S. Son, A. Lange, M. Duersteler, E. Galbraith.  Microbial Discovery Group.
  1. Microorganisms for waste treatment. King, S. Son, and C. Heile. U.S. Provisional Patent Application #62/580,926.  Microbial Discovery Group.
  1. Cold temperature-resistant microbials and methods of their use. King, and S. Son. U.S. Patent Application US 2017/0166466 A1. 2017 Microbial Discovery Group.
  1. Nucleic acid detection and quantification method and compositions.  M. King, S. Son, A. Lange, J. Edward, A. Veldkamp, J. Spencer.  60421-236282.  Application filed May 21, 2015.  Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United.

  1. Bioaugmentation: Lagoon Sludge and Collection System H2S Reduction. 2022. Cray. J and Menako, J. 41st Annual Colorado Rural Water Association Conference. Loveland, Colorado.

  2. Strateris, a Novel Microbial Solution for Dairy Cow Health. 2019. C. M. Peter,  E.A. Galbraith , S. R. Fensterseifer, R. P. Arias. Central Plains Dairy Expo, Sioux Falls, SD.

  3. Impacting Microbial Ecology in Dairy Cows for Health and Performance Benefits. 2017. E.A. Galbraith. JBS United Midwest Dairy Conference. East Lansing, MI & Archbold. OH.

  4. How Microbes will Change Our World: The Big Picture on Little Things in an Evolving Era. Pig production outside the box.   M. King.  Swine Talks by Swine It.

  5. Plant and animal crossover platforms.   M. King.  Planting a seed.  Webinar. 

  6. The science behind mycotoxin mitigation.   M. King, A. Woodward, G. Krahn.  Sow Talk.  Feedstuffs Webinar.

  7. Bioaugmentation for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment application 2012.  M. King.  Delhi Jal Water Board.  New Delhi, India.

  8. Bioaugmentation and PATTON Principles. Canadian Continuing Education Wastewater Training Seminar.    M. King

  9. Novel Sewage Treatment Technologies.   M. King.  Delhi Jal Water Board.  New Delhi, India.

  10. Creating Novel Bioaugmentation and Bioremediation Technologies.   Pollution abatement in Ganga basin.  Bioremediation:  Potential and Challenges.  Kanpur, India.

  11. Bioaugmentation. Kentucky Sewage Treatment Continuing Education Workshop.    Lexington, Kentucky.

 

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