Necrotic enteritis (NE) is today the most common and costly bacterial disease in broiler farming. Find out why a farm’s NE control strategy could benefit from a competitive exclusion solution in addition to strict on-farm hygiene management practices to keep pathogens at bay.
Liquid feeding systems for pigs are popular in Ireland, with an estimated 70% of pigs liquid-fed. They allow efficient feeding of pigs, using a mix of water and feed ingredients. However, liquid feed systems can be difficult to keep clean and if left unchecked can build up harmful microbial biofilms. These negative biofilms contain undesirable […]
In the 1950s and 60s, the issue of Salmonella contamination in meat emerged with the intensification of chicken rearing. It was clear that as chickens grow older, they become more resilient to Salmonella gut colonization. The role of the gut microbiota was soon identified as a key element in helping control Salmonella contamination.