Impact on gut development of an early life oral antibiotic intervention in broilers

D. Schokker, A.J.M. Jansman, N. de Bruin, S.A. Vastenhouw, F.M. de Bree, J.M.J. Rebel, M.A. Smits

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The current report describes an experiment that was conducted to investigate the effect of a shortterm antibiotic intervention in early life on microbial colonization and gut development in broilers. Such an intervention is expected to have negative effects on immune competence. This experiment was performed within the frame work of the Feed4Foodure program line “Nutrition, Intestinal Health, and Immunity” in combination with partners from Breed4Food.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research


  • broilers
  • antibiotics
  • immune competence
  • immune system
  • intestinal microorganisms
  • gastrointestinal microbiota
  • animal disease prevention
  • animal health
  • poultry farming

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