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Title: Maintaining Gut Health: Novel Approaches
Contributor(s): Swick, Robert A  (author)orcid ; M Sadeq, Shawkat (author); Wu, Shubiao  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: Gastrointestinal health and homeostasis in broilers is important from an economic point of view. Yet, it is not well understood with respect to microflora-host interactions and the effect of infection and immune response on digestive efficiency. There are many conditions that have been named to indicate gastrointestinal health problems. These include diarrhoea, coccidiosis, malabsorption syndrome, wet droppings, sticky droppings, dysbacteriosis, acid-base imbalance, intestinal colibacillosis and necrotic enteritis. Wet litter is described as litter with moisture content above 35%. This is deleterious as it leads to footpad dermatitis, folliculitis, breast blistering, coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis and blindness caused by ammonia production. The etiology of gastrointestinal disturbance is often multifactorial involving protozoan and nematode parasites, mycotoxins, bacteria, viruses, nutrient imbalances, and anti-nutritional factors.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: New Zealand Poultry Industry Conference 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7th - 8th October 2014
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the New Zealand Poultry Industry Conference, v.12, p. 17-31
Publisher: Massey University
Place of Publication: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300303 Animal nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830309 Poultry
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100411 Poultry
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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