Can altering dietary protein in broiler diets reduce necrotic enteritis?
Results of studies on the effects of the type and digestibility of dietary protein on the incidence of sub-clinical necrotic enteritis in broiler flocks.
Year of Publication2009
Necrotic enteritis in broiler flocks is caused by toxins produced by the bacterium, Clostridium perfringens. The sub-clinical form of the disease can produce greater overall losses than the more severe clinical form. Two studies found that the incidence of sub-clinical necrotic enteritis can be reduced in broiler flocks by feeding a protein supplement based on soyabean meal rather than fishmeal or potato protein. Birds fed a protein supplement with greater digestibility such as correctly processed (toasted) soyabean meal, tend to have a reduced risk of succumbing to sub-clinical necrotic enteritis.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Poultry & egg production
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Veterinary practice
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Animal health & welfare
Additional keywords/tagspoultry nutritionpoultry managementbroiler nutritionbroiler management
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