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Poultry Health & Disease / Broiler Husbandry / North America
on September 5, 2019

To control coccidia, control litter moisture

The parasitic microorganism cannot reproduce in certain conditions, so keeping broiler litter dry will cut down on its population and the diseases it causes, such as necrotic enteritis.

Controlling litter moisture is the key to controlling coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis in broiler houses.

As part of the 2019 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in Minneapolis, Joe Hess, professor emeritus at Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, shared advice on how to manage broiler litter to set up the most successful…

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