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How do gut health and disease influence feeding & efficiency in broiler breeders?

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Gut health is a complex balance involving the birds microbiota, immunology and physiology and affected by many factors including the birds’ environment, feed, and feeding program. Compromised gut health affects digestion and nutrient absorption which contribute to reduced feed efficiency and increased disease susceptibility. What role do microbiota, fungi, protozoa and viruses play in the health and reproductive performance of broiler breeders?

A healthy gut is key to feed efficiency. What is the impact of feed restriction on gut health and disease susceptibility. How do feed ingredients, feed form and feed additives affect gut health. Can feed formulation or feeding management affect susceptibility to disease? How do we manage for optimum gut health to maintain bird health, welfare and performance?