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on March 6, 2019

How much is E. coli costing your layer operation?

E. coli infections in laying hens are common and cause reduced bird performance and welfare even if mortality is low.

As E. coli mortality is not always dramatic with a sudden spike or doesn’t present itself with an “observable outbreak,” Dan Wilson of Wilson Veterinary Co. wonders if production managers might overlook investing in E. coli control as an opportunity to make a significant bottom line impact.

“Birds with secondary…

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