Know about Enterococcus infection in Broilers

infection in Broilers

Enterococcus cecorum is a Gram-positive bacterium which is a normal intestinal flora in mammals and birds. To date, only clinical cases of infection have been shown in broilers. The age at which the first clinical symptoms become noticeable varies widely. For example, one strain of broiler shows clinical symptoms at very young age (only 7 to 14 days old), while other strain detect no symptoms until by day 48.

Clinical symptoms

Affected birds can display a variety of symptoms, ranging from swollen, inflamed hocks to partial or even complete paralysis of the legs. Mostly the birds are observed sitting with their back arched stretching their legs outward. Therefore, these ultimately die due to lack of food and water. Mortality rate due to these leg problems is approximately 5 to 7 %.

Another typical feature of this disease is that it affects male broilers to a much greater extent than hens. This is probably due to faster growth in them, which makes them more susceptible to stress on their bone structure and hence to infection in the bone tissue.

The bacteria predispose site because the 6th thoracic vertebra freely than the 5th and 7th vertebrae. This makes the 6th thoracic vertebra more susceptible to mechanical stress during growth. The bacteria gain entry for growth due to stress that causes microfractures in these locations.

Prevention and treatment

·  Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the water pipes plus drinking water testing.

· It is possible to treat this disease with antibiotics.

However, due to problems associated with antibiotic resistance, it is important to start the control of these harmful bacteria at the early stages of the poultry production cycle by maintaining a balance of good bacteria over bad bacteria in the poultry gut.  To help the industry in combating this problem we at Vinayak Ingredients
(India) Private Limited introduces one of our niche products with a brand name; “HERBOFLOXIN”- a blend of essential oils effective as natural non-antibiotic growth promoter. It is a non-antibiotic growth promoter because when birds are subjected to traditionally used antibiotics for a long time they tend to develop resistance for particular antibiotics and their effect is no longer seen in the control of bacterial infection in the birds. Also, these antibiotics produce certain resistance in humans who are consuming these poultry species. Wherewith our ‘non-antibiotic growth promoter- HERBOFLOXIN’ there are no chances of resistance development and also withdrawal period which is necessary with the use of traditional antibiotic.

MOA: Herbofloxin contains phytoconstituents of antibacterial nature which target the pathogenic gut bacteria and maintain a slightly acidic pH. This slight decrease in the pH helps in colonization by gut commensals and resists pathogenic attachment to the gut wall. Thus improved gastrointestinal microclimate favors better digestibility and uptake of nutrients increasing the weight of the birds.

Various other advantages of Herbofloxin are as follows;

  • Complete gut acidification and antibacterial action.
  • Improved egg quality and size.
  • Uniformity in weight of eggs in a particular batch of flogs
  • Ease in the transportation of eggs of uniform weight, size, and quality.
  • Improved FCR

It is a complete growth promoter for poultry!

Steps Towards Salubrious Poultry Gut

Great development and production in poultry and different animals rely on good digestion. The digestive system needs legitimate care to guarantee best performance.

The animal gut gives the ability to development, growth and performance. As in other animal species, the avian gut is an unpredictable and delicate system, with particular prerequisites for peak functioning. Ideal gut health contributes towards better health, welfare and performance. However, accomplishing this requires keeping up a delicate and exact gut balance. Great nourishment, bio-security, ecological and health administration can make a major contribution.

Poor gut health brings about a compromised Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) and sub-optimal growth rates. Since feed represents the largest part of running expenses for poultry producers, and as global feed costs keep on rising, ‘taking full advantage of every feast’ in poultry production has turned out to be significantly more essential. This is impractical without ideal gut health.

Poultry Gut

Both diet and disease play a vital part in the development and maintenance of the microstructure of the gut, which gives security against pathological substances, and additionally effective absorption of supplements. Inside the gut, the lining is finger-like projections called villi that give an expansive surface area to boost the absorption of supplements from food. Harm to or changes in this structure specifically can prompt a decrease in the gut range accessible for nutrient retention.

In addition, birds with poor gut health have a tendency to have a lower health status and are, therefore, susceptible to diseases, for example, coccidiosis – a disease that causes genuine misfortunes in the poultry industry. Reduced utilization of antibiotics in poultry and other animal production just developing, better health and immunity against disease has increased in significance for producers.

Aiming at safe, healthy and eco-sustainable poultry production, we at Vinayak Ingredients (India) Private Limited introduce one of our niche products with a brand name; “HERBOFLOXIN”– a blend of essential oils effective as a natural growth promoter. It is a non-antibiotic growth promoter because when birds are subjected to traditionally used antibiotics for a long time they tend to develop resistance for particular antibiotics and their effect is no longer seen in the control of bacterial infection in the birds. Also, these antibiotics produce certain resistance in humans who is consuming these poultry species. Wherewith our ‘non-antibiotic growth promoter- HERBOFLOXIN’ there are no chances of resistance development and also a withdrawal period which is necessary with the use of traditional antibiotic.

MOA: Herbofloxin contains phytoconstituents of antibacterial nature which target the pathogenic gut bacteria and maintain a slightly acidic pH. This slight decrease in the pH helps in colonization by gut commensals and resists pathogenic attachment to the gut wall. Thus improved gastrointestinal microclimate favors better digestibility and uptake of nutrients, increasing the weight of the birds.

Various other advantages of Herbofloxin are as follows:

  • Complete gut acidification and antibacterial action.
  • Improved egg quality and size.
  • Uniformity in weight of eggs in a particular batch of flocks.
  • Ease in the transportation of eggs of uniform weight, size and quality.
  • Improved FCR.

It is a complete natural growth promoter for poultry!

The Significance of Ventilation in Poultry Management

Poultry house plan is important to guarantee optimal airflow for bird cooling and comfort. At the point when planning a modern broiler house the main question one considers is the ideal floor zone for the best return on investment (ROI). Also, and similarly essential, is the thing that air exchange and velocity is expected to keep the birds agreeable, and by what means will this impact energy costs?

The essential objective of broiler farmer is to empower feed consumption from the minute the chicks land on the farm to when they leave for butcher.

The initial seven days in the life of a chick are the most vital. The brooding period sets the point of reference for good execution and additional exertion then will be compensated in definite run execution. To guarantee a decent begin, the producer must give a situation that guarantees ideal quick admission of sustain and water.

The other most difficult period, particularly in the hot season is the grow-out phase – following 25 days. Birds are completely feathered and hot surrounding conditions will challenge sustain utilization.

These are some vital plan contemplations:

1. Very much protected smooth roofs and walls.

2. Great quality channels for least and move ventilation

3. Satisfactory static weight control, by intensive fixing of houses. Every new venture ought to be appointed simply after weight testing.

4. Tunnel fan decision in light of proficiency – not cost! Fan decision will be the most imperative outline choice, particularly in hot atmospheres.

The rooftop and/or drop roof protection is a standout amongst the most critical parts of any new house extend. The best alternative is to introduce protection either on top of the drop roof or against the rooftop.

The sum that the air in a house heats up down the length of the house depends fundamentally on three elements:

1.         Metabolic heat included by the broilers

2.         How rapidly the air in the house is exchanged.

3.         Thermal properties of the house

To summarize, the key plan choices in any new venture are by far insulation; inlet choice and its establishment; the house’s capacity to keep up sufficient weight; and the decision of passage fan.