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on November 18, 2021

Intestinal health the key to necrotic enteritis prevention

The bacterial disease is caused by C. perfringens, a normal inhabitant of the gut.

Necrotic enteritis typically develops as a complication of other diseases, like coccidiosis, that impact intestinal function or cause immunosuppression. Coccidia vaccines can help prevent both diseases in chickens and turkeys.

Other diseases that can cause intestinal damage include ascarid migration, hemorrhagic enteritis in turkeys, infectious bursal disease and severe Salmonella

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