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Leg disorders in poultry: bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO)

Code: 9781838792244
Robert F. Wideman, Jr., University of Arkansas, USA

Chapter synopsis: Bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) is widely recognized as one of the most common causes of lameness in broilers. This chapter starts by summarizing the pathogenesis of BCO. Experimental models that successfully trigger BCO are then reviewed. Sources of bacteria that infect the bones are discussed, with the primary emphasis on bacterial translocation across the gastrointestinal epithelium. Finally, we review the efficacy of probiotics as a prophylactic treatment for BCO.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0011.23
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The pathogenesis of BCO 3 Understanding and treating BCO: the role of experimental models 4 Sources and routes of bacterial colonization 5 The role of probiotics 6 Summary and conclusions 7 Where to look for further information 8 References
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