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European Edition (#3)
Wanting to reduce the risk of medication residues at its feed mill, France's Ets Michel decided to try vaccinating for coccidiosis instead of using traditional in-feed anticoccidials. The benefits of vaccination turned out to be much greater than farm managers expected.

Cover Story

Coccidiosis Vaccination is put to the Test
It was in 2007 when Alain Coeudevez, manager of the Ets Michel �Certi' Ferme� poultry line, decided to investigate the possibility of vaccinating broilers against coccidiosis.

Special Report

Field experience shows perils of late coccidiosis challenge
Real-world experience is corroborating research indicating that a coccidiosis challenge late during the production cycle takes a far more serious toll on broilers and the producer's wallet than an early coccidiosis challenge.
Late coccidiosis challenge has 'profound' impact on profits
In this special report, Intestinal Health looks at the most recent research on late-breaking, subclinical coccidiosis and how results in the lab are consistent with what's happening in the real world.


Beware of new reovirus infection
Poultry producers are cautioned to be on the lookout for a new form of reovirus infection that has a special affinity for the gut and leads to high mortality in young broilers as well as significant production losses in birds that survive.


Real-world results
Virtually anyone reading this magazine appreciates the importance of good research. In some cases, however, it's easy to view research results with some skepticism. After all, we all know that what appears to be promising in the laboratory might work a little differently when tested in the field.


Foz do Iguaçu
Poultry producers stand to reap major rewards despite the challenges they face in coming years, predicted Osler Desouzart, an international consultant on meat production


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Research Watch

Vaccination more effective than anticoccidial drugs for coccidiosis
Vaccination is a more effective way to control coccidiosis than drugs and may become less expensive in the future by making use of cross-protection between some Eimeria species, Herman Peek, of the University of Utrecht, says in his doctoral thesis.
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