Efficacy of a commercial competitive exclusion product against a chicken pathogenic Escherichia coli and E coli O157:H7.

The Veterinary record

PubMedID: 8863402

Hakkinen M, Schneitz C. Efficacy of a commercial competitive exclusion product against a chicken pathogenic Escherichia coli and E coli O157:H7. Vet Rec. 1996;139(6):139-41.
The prevention of caecal colonisation of chicks by a poultry pathogenic Escherichia coli O20:K-:H8 and the human pathogenic E coli O157:H7 was studied in vivo in four one-week laboratory trials. Chicks were treated with a competitive exclusion product on the day of hatch and challenged one day later. The poultry pathogenic serotype showed higher levels of caecal colonisation than the human pathogenic serotype, but the protection against both pathogens was highly significant.