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Title: Evaluation of potassium diformate in necrotic enteritis challenge model
Contributor(s): Mikkelsen, Lene  (author); Vidanarachchi, Janak Kamil (author); Olnood, Chen Guang (author); Bao, Yumin (author); Selle, PH (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The effects of graded inclusion levels of potassium diformate (KDF) in broiler diets were evaluated in the Necrotic Enteritis (NE) challenge model. At an inclusion rate of 4.5 g/kg KDF significantly reduced NE mortalities by 58% (12.7 versus 30.0%) in challenged birds. The reductions in NE mortalities induced by KDF, however, were not associated with decreased jejunal counts of Clostridium perfringens, the causative organism. KDF did not significantly influence weight gain or feed efficiency in unchallenged or challenged birds. It is concluded that KDF appears to have promise for the control of NE in broiler chickens, particularly in the absence of antibiotics, and that further investigations are justified.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 12 - 14 February, 2007
Conference Details: Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 12 - 14 February, 2007
Source of Publication: Proceedings of Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.19, p. 157-160
Publisher: Australian Poultry Science Symposium & Poultry Research Foundation & World's Poultry Science Association, Australian Branch
Place of Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830309 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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