Effects of Eimeria maxima and Clostridium perfringens infections on cecal microbial composition and the possible correlation with body weight gain in broiler chickens

Published on: 11/20/2021
Author/s : Mingmin Lu 1; Robert W. Li 2; Hongyan Zhao 1,3; Xianghe Yan 4; Hyun S. Lillehoj 1; Zhifeng Sun 1; SungTak Oh 1; Yueying Wang 2,5; Charles Li 1.

1. IntroductionFood safety and economic gains are the priority consideration for food animal production industry. The antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) have been used in animal feed for decades to promote animal health and production. However, extensive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture led to increased concerns over antibiotic contamination in food and environment, and the emergence of ant...

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