Can mineral source lessen necrotic enteritis challenge in poultry?

Mar 7, 2017 | Articles

Necrotic enteritis (NE) is the most economically damaging dis-ease to the commercial poultry industry, with annual costs due to lost productivity, prevention and treatment exceeding $6 billion (Wade and Keyburn, 2015). This disease has a number of predisposing factors, primarily Clostridium perfringens infection, coccidial infection and other disturbances to the gastrointestinal tract.Traditionally, antibiotic growth promoters and coccidiostats have been useful in reducing the effects of this disease, but as regulatory agencies and consumers have demanded the reduction in their use, the incidence and cost of NE to the poultry industry has increased (Kaldhusdal et al., 2016). Clearly, new strategies are needed to support growth performance and animal welfare in the face of NE challenges. Read the rest of the Article Written by Jeff Cohen, Director of Marketing and Sales at Micronutrients