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Poultry Health & Disease / Broiler Husbandry
on August 9, 2018

Salmonella, Campylobacter infection routes in broilers

The pathogenic bacteria can spread through a number of bodily routes and infect a large portion of the flock if unchecked.

Newly hatched broiler chicks can be exposed to significant levels of both Salmonella and Campylobacter in the hatching cabinet, the hatchery and the broiler house. Exposure of chicks to Salmonella and Campylobacter is critical because the bird lacks a mature gut microflora and is highly susceptible to colonization by the…

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