Nutrition and health for extensive housing

Contact with litter can increase immune challenges in extensive housing systems, which may require the use of vaccines and immunomodulatory nutrients to improve bird health. Photo courtesy of Big Dutchman.

Professor DOUG KORVER* warns that pathogens, such as coccidiosis will become more prominent in extensive housing systems. Alternative strategies such as vaccination and nutritional immunomodulation with targeted feed and/or several feed additives with different modes of action need to be adopted ac...

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Based and working in the region.