Abstract | Post-hatch | Antibiotics

Abstract: HatchBrood: A Tool to Reduce Antibiotic Usage in Poultry

Presented on the International Conference ‘Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals’ in the Netherlands, 14-16 November 2011, by Roos Molenaar

Antibiotic usage is high in the poultry industry in the Netherlands and needs to be reduced by 50% in 2013 to prevent the growing resistance to antibiotics of disease-causing bacteria in humans. To reduce antibiotic usage, optimal management of the environment of chickens is important, especially directly after hatch.

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