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Broilers & Layers / Poultry Health & Disease
on October 26, 2018

5 ways to aid antibiotic-free broiler enteric health

The careful use of alternative tools to antibiotic growth promoters can help chicken producers control necrotic enteritis and maintain productivity.

Necrotic enteritis is a persistent problem for poultry producers made even more challenging as antibiotics are being removed from production practices.

Caused by the bacterium Clostridium perfringens, necrotic enteritis has been estimated to impose an annual cost of US$2 billion on poultry producers worldwide. Many experts, however, believe the…

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