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Effects of intestinal spirochaete infection on egg production in meat breeders

Stephens, C.P. and Hampson, D.J. (2000) Effects of intestinal spirochaete infection on egg production in meat breeders. In: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, February, Sydney, Australia pp. 182-185.

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Abstract

This trial examined whether infection with intestinal spirochaetes affected egg production in female Cobb meat breeders. Infection with Serpulina pilosicoli led to delayed onset of laying and reduced egg production when compared with the control group. Egg production by birds infected with S. innocens, however, was not significantly different from that of the control group. These results suggest that infection with S. pilosicoli may be a significant cause of egg production loss in commercial birds.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: University of Sydney
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20236
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