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... Coccidiosis vaccination impedes nutrient digestibility

Poultry veterinarians and production managers are all too familiar with coccidiosis and its impact on gut health, nutrient absorption, feed conversion and growth rate.

... World poultry industry still struggling with necrotic enteritis

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.

... Bioshuttle program helps control E. tenella outbreaks in pullets

Administration of an in-feed anticoccidial after coccidiosis vaccination has helped alleviate outbreaks of Eimeria tenella in broiler breeder replacement stock.

... ‘Causal’ pie chart can help manage necrotic enteritis

Use of a simple “causal” pie chart is proving to be a helpful tool for controlling necrotic enteritis (NE).

... Life without antibiotics: Field lessons learned the hard way

Producers need to think long and hard before jumping into “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production.

... Early exposure to Clostridium protects birds from necrotic enteritis

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.

... Necrotic enteritis control helps reduce Salmonella colonization

Maintaining good intestinal health in broilers is essential for minimizing the presence of Salmonella in birds sent for processing, Manuel Da Costa, DVM, PhD, associate director for Outcomes Research...

... Sanitation key to successful NAE production

The key to successful “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) broiler production is cleanliness throughout every step of production, including a pristine hatchery.

... Coccidiosis control, litter management key to NE prevention in broilers raised without antibiotics

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.

... Fresh approach to coccidiosis needed to tackle increase in broiler gut damage

Changes in the behavior of one of the most important coccidial pathogens means poultry producers should take a fresh look at how they deal with the parasite.

... Heat stress may impair immune system in broilers

Heat stress in broilers induced lesions of lymphoid tissues, indicating immune system impairment, but it’s not yet known if heat stress affects the vulnerability or severity of coccidiosis.

... Coccidiosis control: New strategies for a new era

Coccidiosis can be controlled in broilers without antibiotics as long as producers pay closer attention to hatchery coccidiosis vaccination procedures, brooding and stocking rates, Greg Mathis, PhD,...

... Research focusing on new controls for coccidiosis, relationship with Salmonella

Alternative products for coccidiosis control remain the focus of research, but so far, the results are inconsistent, Sam Hendrix, DVM, veterinarian and researcher at Colorado Quality Research, told...

... Vaccination followed with feed medication gives pullets added protection against coccidiosis

Inadequate coccidiosis protection in pullets can lead to health issues ranging from uneven weight gain to mortality.

... ‘Turkeys are suffering’ without good control of coccidiosis

Turkeys are suffering from coccidiosis due to a lack of available medications, according to Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia.

... Planning anticoccidial rotation strategies: Consider the consequences

Anticoccidial rotation strategies help reduce the health and economic impact of coccidiosis, while preserving the efficacy of the limited range of tools available for managing it.

... Closing in on coccidiosis: How metagenomics can help

Identifying coccidial species by metagenomics can help producers fine-tune their coccidiosis-control programs, said Ryan Snyder, a graduate student in the pathobiology department at the University of...

... E. maxima linked to mortality in broilers vaccinated for coccidiosis

Eimeria maxima in broilers vaccinated against coccidiosis appears to be an important cause of mortality, according to the preliminary results of a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the...

... Coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis challenge cage-free layer systems

Cage-free housing for egg layers allows birds to exhibit more natural behaviors, but it also carries an increased risk for morbidity and mortality...

... Managing coccidia ‘leakage’ in antibiotic-free production systems

The US broiler industry has long relied on coccidial leakage to create immunity against coccidiosis in chickens. In antibiotic-free production systems, leakage occurs but can be more challenging to...

... Are there practical alternatives to ionophores?

Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials.

... The Poultry Smith

In this exclusive interview with Poultry Health Today, Fieldale Farms veterinarian John Smith reflects on his career, the state of the US poultry industry and, most importantly, what it needs to do...

... The case for ionophores: How they’re different from other antibiotics — and why it matters

Unlike other classes of antibiotics, ionophores are not considered important to human health by top public health and regulatory agencies.

... Anticoccidial rotation, good husbandry can improve coccidiosis control

Poultry producers worldwide know the importance of cutting losses from coccidiosis – the parasitic disease that is still causing significant losses in growth rate and feed efficiency.

... Managing ionophores and diets for best performance

Carla Price, PhD, a consulting poultry nutritionist based in Mississippi, says that for best results, producers need to consider differences in ionophores when formulating poultry feeds.

... Mathis: Long-term planning key to effective coccidiosis management

Whether the production system is antibiotic-free or conventional, long-term planning and strategic rotation programs are the best ways to ensure effective, sustainable control of coccidiosis, the...

... Coccidiosis, intestinal health and their relationship to pathogen loads of harvested broilers

For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services...

... Tyson vet shares experiences with antibiotic-free broilers

Producing Salmonella-free chicks without antibiotics is a delicate procedure — sort of a little like baking a cake, says Scott Gustin, DVM, director of veterinary services for Tyson.

... Five opportunities to optimize gut health, minimize necrotic enteritis in broilers

By Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, MAM, MS, DACPV Pecking Around Consulting, Inc. Madison, Ala.

... Specialists explore new options for managing flock health while defending judicious antibiotic use

Growing demand for poultry raised without food-animal antibiotics has put more pressure on veterinarians to find alternative yet dependable disease-control options, according to a panel of nine...

... Antibiotic-free production: Tips for making it work

After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating.

... Free 2015 AAAP Proceedings Booklet

Pressures to reduce or eliminate antibiotics from poultry production have created new health and welfare challenges for chickens and turkeys. In this lively roundtable discussion, poultry industry...

... Three more broiler diseases you can manage with vaccination

There's more to poultry health than Marek's, IBD, ILT and ND. Vaccines also play major roles in curbing these common diseases.

... New coccidiosis-management initiative aims to reduce losses

Targeting the global poultry industry’s more than $3 billion in annual losses to coccidiosis, Zoetis Inc. introduced a new, science-based initiative to help poultry producers worldwide develop...

... Fine-tuning rotation plan can improve coccidiosis management

Broiler producers have made important strides in managing coccidiosis but could further improve control and cut losses by rethinking their strategy for anticoccidial rotation, say veterinarians who...

... Ionophores look different to other scientists, too

Several organizations have drawn the line distinguishing ionophores from other types of antibiotics.

... Are ionophores antibiotics? That depends on whom you ask

In the EU — a market often perceived to be less tolerant of antibiotic use in food animals than the US — antibiotics used for growth promotion were banned in 2006. However, certain ionophores,...

... ‘Rotate smarter,’ says coccidiosis specialist

Poultry producers need to “rotate smarter” and learn the differences between anticoccidials if they want to maintain effective and sustainable coccidiosis-management programs, says well-known...

... Got maxima? New sampling procedure aids detection in broilers

A modified sampling procedure developed by researchers at Zoetis Inc. has dramatically improved the detection of Eimeria maxima infection in broilers.

... Coccidiosis research yielding new perspectives on AST

Adding molecular biology (PCR) to anticoccidial sensitivity testing (AST), offers a more in-depth look — and surprising findings — of Eimeria species contributing to coccidiosis in poultry...

... Shrewd moves: Like a chess match, anticoccidial rotation is a game of strategy at Wayne Farms

Your next move might address an immediate need, but it also could determine what pieces are still standing later in the match.

... Coccidiosis expert: Timing and combination of cocci control methods critical

Greg Mathis, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about the continued challenges managing coccidiosis and offers suggestions for improving management programs targeting the...

... Correlating lesion scores to microscores creates statistical model for efficacy, feed conversion in poultry

Georgia researcher Lorraine Fuller and graduate student Miguel Barrios, at University of Georgia, build new statistical model that saves poultry producers time and money by correlating lesion scores...

... Rising issues with coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis

Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, encourages “back to basics”  with gut-health management while exploring new options

... Sericea lespedeza found ineffective for coccidiosis control in chickens

Sericea lespedeza (SL), a warm-season legume shown to help control coccidiosis in lambs, had no anticoccidial activity in chickens, according to a study conducted at the University of Arkansas.

... It’s back: Zoamix® adds flexibility to rotation plans

Zoetis Inc. has relaunched Zoamix® (zoalene), a versatile synthetic anticoccidial for the prevention and control of coccidiosis in broilers and turkeys.

... Coccidiosis: Why is it so difficult to manage?

With more than a dozen antimicrobials and a half dozen vaccines available for coccidiosis, why are US poultry producers still having such a difficult time managing this costly disease?

... Zoetis reintroduces Zoamix to help US poultry producers battle coccidiosis

Zoetis Inc. today announced the reintroduction of Zoamix® (zoalene), a versatile synthetic anticoccidial for the prevention and control of coccidiosis in broilers and turkeys.

... Let coccidiosis organisms ‘see something different’

Poultry producers are losing ground to coccidiosis because they’re not implementing effective rotation programs that employ different types and classes of anticoccidials, says Don Waldrip, DVM, a...

... Practical programs for achieving sustainable coccidiosis control

By H. David Chapman, PhD University Professor, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas

... Coccidiosis specialist: ‘Understand’ the products you’re using

Coccidiosis has been around as long as any poultry producer can remember. And despite decades of experience with the tenacious parasitic disease, it hasn’t gotten any easier to manage. In fact,...

... Zoetis launches new coccidiosis initiative

Targeting the global poultry industry’s more than $3 billion in annual losses to coccidiosis, Zoetis Inc. recently introduced Rotecc™ Coccidiosis Management, a new, science-based initiative to...

... Coccidiosis: Why is it still so difficult to control?

Coccidiosis can be extremely difficult to manage in poultry because the organism that causes it "has a tremendous capability to reproduce and it's very resistant to any kind of attempt to destroy...

... Poultry veterinarian shares ideas for managing coccidiosis more effectively, economically, sustainably

Don Waldrip, DVM, talks about a new a new science-based, global initiative from Zoetis to help poultry producers develop longer term, sustainable management of coccidiosis.

... Rotecc™ coccidiosis management video

Learn more about the new global coccidiosis-management initiative from Zoetis.


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