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ThePoultrySite and Schering-Plough Animal Health present Intestinal Health magazine (formerly CocciForum) , your source for the latest news, trends and strategies for managing coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis and other costly enteric diseases.

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North American Edition (#3)
Read the Special Report on The growing use of coccidiosis vaccines over the past decade.

Plus: Top nutritionists offer tips for improving performance, returns and intestinal health in broilers.

Cover Story

Nutrition Notebook
About 250 key decision makers from major poultry companies gathered in Mexico recently for an in-depth look at the latest strategies for optimizing intestinal health and maximizing feed absorption in broilers. The 2-day event in Cancun, organized by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, featured fact-filled presentations from recognized experts in the Americas.


Waves of Progress
The Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., recently sponsored THE 44TH NATIONAL MEETING ON POULTRY HEALTH AND PROCESSING, held in Ocean City, Maryland. Intestinal Health's news editor, Diana Delmar, attended and provided the following coverage.

Special Report

What We've Learned!
The growing use of coccidiosis vaccines over the past decade has helped improve coccidiosis control in broilers while also yielding several unexpected practical benefits for producers of both conventional and drug-free broilers.


We Take Care Of The Little Things
Georgia's Fieldale Farms was among the first US producers to market a line of drug-free poultry. Now, the innovative company is taking lessons learned on the drug-free side of its poultry operation and applying them to its intestinal health program for conventionally raised birds.


More than 1 billion served
Coccivac-B hit a milestone in 2009 and, for that matter, so did the US poultry industry.


Seattle hosted the 2009 annual convention of the American Association of Avian Pathologists.


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Research Watch

Bismuth citrate may help control NE
Bismuth citrate, a citric acid salt, may help control necrotic enteritis in broilers, indicates preliminary research conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University.
NE bacteria same on organic, conventional farms
Clostridium perfringens is the toxinsecreting bacterium most often associated with the development of necrotic enteritis (NE). But what happens to C. perfringens organisms when birds are grown without the use of anticoccidials and growth promoters?