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This FAAST Review was Meant to:

  1. Educate producers on necrotic enteritis, including its significance to the industry, clinical signs, risk factors, and methods for diagnosing disease when it is suspected to be present within a flock
  2. Provide producers with management strategies to reduce the risk that their flock will develop necrotic enteritis
  3. Provide alternative strategies to antimicrobial use in preventing necrotic enteritis

After this FAAST Review, You Should Now Know:

Section 1:

  • The clinical signs associated with infection by Clostridium perfringens bacteria in poultry
  • The interaction between host, agent, and environment necessary to cause necrotic enteritis
  • How necrotic enteritis is diagnosed, and the value post mortem examinations have in early identification of disease to prevent more widespread infections and losses

Section 2:

  • The importance of maintaining a clean environment with strict biosecurity measures in place to reduce disease entry into your barns
  • The role nutrition plays in disease prevention and development
  • Management strategies that can be implemented to help your birds maintain a healthy immune system with a strong capacity to fight disease
  • Vaccinations and alternatives that can be utilized to protect your flock all while ensuring prudent antimicrobial use and stewardship for flock health and food safety