October 29, 2019

Customized probiotics for turkeys may be an effective alternative to antibiotics

Veterinarians often deliver low-dose antibiotics to young turkeys as they develop in order to maximize their production and maintain health. However, the microbiome – the genetic material of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and in all animals – is critical in the health and performance of all production animals. Overexposing turkeys to antibiotics can lead to antimicrobial resistance, which can make some turkey diseases untreatable and pose a serious risk to human health.

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