Potential link found between DDGS, necrotic enteritis in broilers
More severe cases found after feeding high inclusion level of DDGS
Posted on March 18, 2015
categories: Gut Healthtags: clostridium, DDGS, necrotic enterititis
By Jon Schaeffer, DVM, PhD, senior director, Technical Services, US Poultry, Zoetis
NE remains a formidable challenge in broilers raised without antibiotics, and preventing the disease means steering clear of predisposing factors and implementing a rigid coccidiosis-control plan.
Early exposure to Clostridium perfringens in used litter may be a way to minimize the impact of necrotic enteritis (NE) in broilers, Steve Davis, DVM, told Poultry Health Today.
Good coccidiosis control and litter management are the two most important steps producers can take to prevent necrotic enteritis (NE) in flocks raised without antibiotics.