Avian Dis 2022 Jan 10. Epub 2022 Jan 10.
USDA-ARS, NEA, Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705,
The intestinal disease coccidiosis, caused by parasitic species, severely impacts poultry production, leading to an estimated $14 billion in annual losses worldwide. As the poultry industry moves away from antibiotics as a treatment for diseases, a better understanding of the microbiota is required to develop other solutions such as probiotics, prebiotics, and nutritional supplements. This study aimed to investigate the effects of infection on luminal (cecal contents [CeC]) and mucosal (cecal epithelial scrapings [CeS]) microbial populations in 288 Ross 708 broiler chickens at multiple time points postinfection (PI). Read More