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on March 3, 2021

Balanced microbiota key for AB-free poultry production

Understanding how to maintain a healthy gut microflora in poultry is key as antibiotics are increasingly abandoned.

Reduced antibiotic use in poultry production increases the need for maintaining a healthy and functioning gut, and a key component of this is a balanced microbiota. There are a number of management practices that can favor the microbiota or work to its detriment, and reevaluating how we manage poultry flocks…

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