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Poultry Health & Disease

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The microbiome’s crucial role in poultry gut health

Tools like nutrients and pro- and prebiotics to help birds maintain a healthy microbial balance.
The gastrointestinal tract is the starting point – directly or indirectly – for many poultry diseases. The complex and harmonious relationship between the gut microbiome and its host is crucial to normal function.
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Europe records 442 HPAI outbreaks in poultry in 2020

As more cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) emerge in Europe, France has introduced new measures to control the spread of the worst-affected part of the country. While six countries register new cases in poultry, the European total for 2020 reaches 442 outbreaks.
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Why cooperation is key in the poultry microbiome

Cooperation within the microbiome and with the host greatly affects bird health, and we now beginning to understand just how important this activity is.
The poultry microbiome is not simply a collection of individual, isolated microbes, rather they work together, but this may not always be positive.
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