FVE position paper on coccidia control in poultry

FVE has revised its position paper in light of the new VMP Regulation

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease, which is ubiquitously prevalent in all poultry production systems worldwide. Even where the sanitary and management standards are high coccidial infections can occur with a serious potential impact on animal health and welfare. Therefore, effective long-term management of coccidia is indispensable, through a combination of holistic flock health management, optimised stocking density, litter management, feeding and drinking regime as well as nutraceuticals, accompanied by appropriate biosecurity measures, vaccination and coccidiostats, where indicated.