Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Ontario Poultry Industry
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The Goal of this FAAST Review is to:
- Review necrotic enteritis, including its significance to the industry, clinical signs, risk factors, and methods for diagnosing disease when it is suspected in a flock
- Provide producers with management strategies to reduce the risk of developing necrotic enteritis
- Provide alternative strategies to antimicrobial use in preventing necrotic enteritis
What You’ll Learn/Topics Covered:
- How to identify necrotic enteritis in your flock, and what makes some flocks or birds more susceptible, as well as the interplay between Clostridium bacteria and coccidiosis
- The importance of proper nutrition to boost the immune system and maintain gut health to reduce the risk of development of necrotic enteritis
- Management strategies to reduce stress, maintain a clean environment, and minimize disease entry
- Antimicrobial alternatives to promote bird health
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