Video 1: Necrotic Enteritis significance and losses in broilers
Video 1: Necrotic Enteritis significance and losses in broilers

Video 1: Necrotic Enteritis significance and losses in broilers

Integrity Corner
Video 1: Necrotic Enteritis significance and losses in broilers
Video 1: Necrotic Enteritis significance and losses in broilers

The first video in this new series discusses how Clostridium perfringens remain a threat in poultry houses and how the re-emergence of Necrotic Enteritis threatens the poultry industry.

Necrotic Enteritis is a poultry disease caused by Clostridium perfringens, a spore-forming bacteria found in soil – it’s a normal bacteria found in the caeca of broiler chickens. Clostridium perfringens would not ordinarily be found at high levels in the small intestine of a healthy bird.

Incidence of Necrotic Enteritis has increased after restrictions on use of antibiotics in commercial poultry and threatens sustainability of poultry production, causing economic losses and impacting animal welfare1,2.

There are 2 forms of Necrotic Enteritis: clinical and subclinical. Clinical Necrotic Enteritis results in mortality and a roughened appearance of the intestine. Subclinical Necrotic Enteritis results in higher feed conversion, poor growth rate, and uniformity issues.

Economic losses from Necrotic Enteritis are estimated at US$ 5 cents per bird3, causing a loss of billions of US dollars in the broiler industry worldwide, due to poor performance and treatment costs.


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Intestinal Integrity Corner, produced by Elanco, brings you insights into threats to broiler gut health and how to mitigate them with strategies for prevention, management and disease treatment that reduce reliance on medically important antibiotics. Elanco is committed to the poultry industry, delivering important scientific information about Intestinal Integrity, technical expertise, customer support and proven products such as Maxiban and Monteban. Maxiban and Monteban together form a trusted solution to maintain optimal enteric health resulting in efficient, healthy birds to promote safer food, better economic return and more brand assurance. Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets in more than 90 countries. Elanco creates innovative solutions through products and services that address the challenges of an ever-changing world and empower those who raise and care for animals. Visit the Elanco website for more information  

Integrity Corner
Intestinal Integrity Corner Company profile

Intestinal Integrity Corner, produced by Elanco, brings you insights into threats to broiler gut health and how to mitigate them with strategies for prevention, management and disease treatment that reduce reliance on medically important antibiotics. Elanco is committed to the poultry industry, delivering important scientific information about Intestinal Integrity, technical expertise, customer support and proven products such as Maxiban and Monteban. Maxiban and Monteban together form a trusted solution to maintain optimal enteric health resulting in efficient, healthy birds to promote safer food, better economic return and more brand assurance. Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets in more than 90 countries. Elanco creates innovative solutions through products and services that address the challenges of an ever-changing world and empower those who raise and care for animals. Visit the Elanco website for more information  

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