The study, published on 8 February in the open – access journal PLoS Pathogens, provides an insight into one of the world’s most common and financially crippling poultry diseases. It is caused by Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria in the soil, dust, and has been found in small quantities in the intestines of healthy chickens, said co-author Anthony Keyburn The bacterium causes disease only when it increases to large numbers produces produces extracellular toxins that attack the bird intestines, causing lesions. .. Cause For Necrotic enteritis in chicken Identified – at Monash University from Monash University and CSIRO Livestock Industries for the first time that alpha – toxin protein, which requires long to necrotic enteritis necrotic enteritis has shown is the main cause the main cause of the chicken disease.

Poultry producers use antibiotics to treat and prevent the disease if they can triggered mortality rates of up to 50 %. Necrotic enteritis costs the world’s poultry industry an estimated $ 2 billion per year. This shows that disease in 1961 and 1961 and alpha-toxin was involved as an major causative factor, although definitive proof yet been reported before. As a result, for the last 30 years all vaccine development work on the assumption that alpha-toxin was the key based.Men are three times likely than women to develop a common form of melanoma but medical scientific do not, to plan New research, part of said response.