E. coli continues to influence poultry health

01-03-2007 | |

Infections with E. coli persists as a worldwide problem responsible for extensive financial loss attributed to a number of clinical syndromes. E. coli functions as a secondary opportunist organism affecting flocks that are immuno-suppressed. Incident outbreaks occur following exposure to primary respiratory pathogens responsible for lentogenic Newcastle diseases, metapneumovirus infections and avian bronchitis, especially when coupled with environmental stress.

Keywords: E.coli, poultry health, septicemia, airsaccultis, infectious peritonitis, Coliform Salpingitis, environmental stress
Source: World Poultry magazine. Issue 23.3

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