New publication describing impact of antimicrobial use on chicken health

19th May 2021 Past Events and Activities 0

A new ViParc study has just been published in Zoonoses and Public Health journal. The study, lead by Dr. Marc Choisy, used a large dataset from the ViParc trial consisting of antimicrobial use and clinical signs in 332 Mekong Delta chicken flocks observed over 5,566 weeks. The study shows conclusively that prophylactic use of antimicrobials did not result in improved flock health, but rather resulted in increased risk of disease, and this was particularly higher for certain antimicrobial combinations. The study can be accessed here:

Healthy chicken flock being given antimicrobials prophylactically during the brooding stage