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A common complaint among broiler growers in areas where in-feed growth-promoting antibiotics have been banned is the reemergence of necrotic enteritis (acute or chronic enterotoxemia) due to failure to control Clostridium perfringens infection. Naturally, a well-targeted program of therapeutic and preventive use of allowed anticoccidials and even coccidial vaccines is the main part of the solution. Nutrition intervention measures, however, can play a significant role, especially in preventing the growth of bacteria and preserving overall gut health. Below is a short list of such measures.
It is apparent that nutrition can offer only indirect solutions towards the issue of necrotic enteritis, towards reduced proliferation of clostridia and improved general health status of the gastrointestinal system. Nevertheless, these measures, coupled with strong veterinary intervention, can prevent necrotic enteritis from becoming a major issue in modern broiler production systems.
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