Biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine

Globally, the way the animal production industry copes with infectious diseases is changing. The (excessive) use of antimicrobials is under debate and it is becoming standard practice to implement thorough biosecurity plans on farms to prevent the entry and spread of pathogenic micro-organisms.

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Contributing Authors: Dr. Hilde Van Meirhaeghe, Dr. Maarten De Gussem

Gut health in poultry production: a holistic approach.
Author: Dr. Hilde Van Meirhaeghe – Vetworks Belgium

Published in AFMA Matrix – Quarterly magazine of the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association Oct-Dec 2017 Vol 26 No4. Read Article

Morphometric evaluation of “dysbacteriosis” in broilers

Published in Avian Pathology Journal – Volume 40, 2011 – Issue 2
Authors: E. Teirlynck , M. D. E. Gussem (Vetworks) , J. Dewulf , F. Haesebrouck , R. Ducatelle & F. Van Immerseel

In consequence of the withdrawal of products that assisted animal production, such as antimicrobial growth promoters, once-controlled enteric diseases have returned and new multifactorial diseases causing gut disorders of unknown origin have emerged in broilers. One of these widespread syndromes causing intestinal health problems in broilers is in the field referred to as “dysbacteriosis”. Read Full Article