Understanding and controlling Necrotic Enteritis in broiler chickens (Dr. J. Prescott laboratory)

Avian necrotic enteritis (NE) caused by Clostridium perfringens is a major global problem in broiler chicken production. Losses through subclinical disease, through clinical disease and mortality, and through the cost of prevention by long-term use of antibiotics have been estimated to cost the global chicken industry 2-6 billion dollars. The shift to antibiotic-, including coccidiostat-, […]