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on July 31, 2020

Function, not form, key to understanding poultry microbiome

Many bacteria perform similar functions in the poultry gut, so why concentrate on individual species?

I was speaking with a colleague recently and he mentioned that in his poultry flocks he was seeing that gut microbiomes were “established” and unchanging after approximately 28 days. His point was that any subsequent interventions were not effective because the gut microbiome would not change.

It occurred to me…

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