Gut health (part 2): Vaccination and nutrition for the prevention of symptoms of coccidiosis in chickens and necrotic enteritis

In our previous post, we talked about the importance of preventing symptoms of coccidiosis in broilers as the main factor affecting gut health, both as a disease and as a predisposing factor to necrotic enteritis. In this post, we will see how feed additives can be used together with coccidiosis vaccines to achieve optimal gut health.

Since the use of antibiotic growth promoters was banned in Europe in 2006, an increase has been seen in the incidence of dysbacteriosis and, in particular, of necrotic enteritis.

In this context, ionophore coccidiostats which, in addition to their action of reducing symptoms of coccidiosis in chickens, have a certain antibiotic effect in the intestine, can be of help in controlling bacterial enteritis.

Because of this, in a production where ionophore coccidiostats are not used, it is important to work to develop other different methods of control.

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