A Comparison of Fungal and Bacterial Populations in Broilers from High and Low Producing Farms (2483_4)
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Tuesday |  8:00 AM -  5:00 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||220

 

Speaker(s)

J. Allen Byrd DVM
USDA, ARS


Presentation Info

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CE Level: 2

Description

In this study, we surveyed the changes that occur in both fungal and microbial populations in health commercial broilers. Four complexes were selected from the southern United States over a 12 month period. On each complex, five commercial houses were selected from high producing farms and five houses from low producing farms for a total of ten houses per complex. For microbiome analysis, crop, duodenum, jejunum and cecal, samples were collected from each bird (n = 5/house) and ten farms per complex on d 30-36.