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Coccidiosis in poultry: challenges for the industry

Coccidiosis in poultry is one of the diseases that probably cause most damage in the broiler rearing industry.

1 May 2019, at 9:33a.m.

It is not a case of producing high mortality within flocks but a subclinical process affecting economic performance, greater use of antibiotics and a loss of environmental farm conditions that will probably affect animal welfare.

E. praecox in the duodenum: A type of coccidiosis that is not clinical but causes a decrease in growth and feed conversion.
E. praecox in the duodenum: A type of coccidiosis that is not clinical but causes a decrease in growth and feed conversion.

A new generation of vaccines against coccidiosis in chickens, using attenuated oocysts of different Eimeria spp. , has been launched in recent years and can allow Eimeria prevention using vaccination only.

To support producers, Hipra have built an Eimeria Prevention resource library featuring videos, blogs, vaccines and dose calculations. Access the full article here.