Short and Medium Chain Fatty Acids and Their Derivatives as a Natural Strategy in the Control of Necrotic Enteritis and Microbial Homeostasis in Broiler Chickens
Luis-Miguel Gomez-Osorio 1, Veronica Yepes-Medina 2, Anne Ballou 3, Manuela Parini 4 and Roselina Angel 5 / 1 Alura Animal Health and Nutrition, Bogotá, Colombia; 2 Okuo, Medellín, Colombia; 3 Iluma Innovation Labs, Durham, NC, United States; 4 Silo International, Firenzi, Italy; 5 Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States.
INTRODUCTIONNecrotic enteritis (NE) is a poultry illness caused by toxin-producing strains of Clostridium perfringens (CP) type A, type C and type G (1). NE is a pathology of global concern, with important consequences for flock productivity and economic viability (2). The total cost of NE outbreaks worldwide has been estimated to be over 2 billion dollars annually (3, 4). NE can present itself&nb...