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Am J Vet Res. 1977 Jun;38(6):857-61.

Reproduction and treatment of necrotic enteritis in broilers.


A change in ration from one containing 50% fish meal to a standard chick starter containing 10(8) Clostridium perfringens/g of feed resulted in the production of necrotic enteritis in 2-week-old broiler chicks. Lincomycin added to the inoculated ration at a concentration of 20 g/907.2 kg significantly reduced mortality in the chicks. Inoculation of broth cultures of C perfringens directly into the duodenum, using a surgically inserted tetrafluoroethylene resin tube, indicated a relationship existed between the number of C perfringens inoculated and the gross lesions. The disease could be consistently produced by this technique.

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