Article published the May 31, 2013
Avian coccidiosis is a common parasitic disease of broiler chickens caused by single protozoan parasite of the genus Eimeria that infect the intestinal tract and is transmitted among the birds via ingestion of infective oocysts during feeding. Coccidiosis cause a substantial economic cost to the poultry industry that is calculated on more that $800 million in annual losses (9). Loss ...
Article published the September 1, 2011
Poor gut health in broiler chickens is a generalized term that means different things to different people (Truscott & Al-Sheikhly, 1977; Tierlynck et al., 2009). Problems associated with shifts of intestinal bacterial populations (i.e. dysbacteriosis) gained notoriety as a key production issue with the removal of antibiotic growth promoters in the European Union (Hoerr, 1998; Lee ...
Article published the August 29, 2011
Salmonella have been recognized as leading bacterial causes of human gastroenteritis in the United States. In 2009, The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infections Program (2010) that conducts active, population-based surveillance in 10 U.S. states reported 7,039 cases of Salmonella human foodborne i ...
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