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Probiotics help broilers battle necrotic enteritis

Specific probiotics can help stimulate birds’ natural defense mechanisms.

Using probiotics to achieve optimal gut health can help broilers avoid the costly effects of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens. In the U.S., necrotic enteritis can affect up to 40% of commercial broiler flocks, and the incidence is on the rise due to changing poultry diets.

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