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December 17, 2018

E. coli: Fewer antibiotics means more biosecurity

The threat of E. coli infection in poultry farms has never been far away. It continues to be one of the most important sources of economic and welfare problems in poultry production. While at the same time, the increased pressure on farmers and vets to abandon antibiotics for the sake of human health, is taking away the most effective approach in the vet’s anti-E. coli toolbox. Remains vaccination and biosecurity. Moreover, vaccines will only be effective if biosecurity is at a high standard. It is therefore not over the top, to say that preventing E. coli infections is still very much a hygiene matter. Read more

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