Progress made toward necrotic enteritis vaccine

University of Connecticut researchers evaluate use of novel live vaccine to prevent necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens.

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., in which researchers evaluated the use of a novel live vaccine to prevent necrotic enteritis (NE) in broilers.

NE is a disease produced by Clostridium perfringens, which may grow in the intestinal tracts of chickens and turkeys and produce toxins that cause illness and mortality in flocks.

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