The high production rate and more efficiency of feed conversion ratio of poultry broilers make them more susceptible to diseases than ever before. Among these diseases, gastrointestinal diseases are the major threat to commercial poultry production. So for that, the supplementation of antibiotics is the vital choice for minimizing and controlling a number of bacterial diseases, as these bacterial diseases cause serious economic losses by affecting poultry production. Hence, colistin is considered one of last alternative drug in poultry medicine in response to the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae), due to which mortality of birds can be exceptionally high. So the current article gives the latest knowledge about the impact and need of colistin for poultry health.
Poultry, Broilers, Bacterial diseases, Colistin.
Rasool, S., Ali, Q., Rasool, T., 2018. Application of Colistin to Combat Bacterial Diseases in Broiler Chickens. Int. J. Nanotechnol. Allied Sci., 2(1): 3-6.
Received: January 16, 2018; Accepted: April 2, 2018; Online first: April 4, 2018; Published: May 31, 2018
Authors and Affiliations:
Saadit Rasool*, Qasim Ali, Tahir Rasool
Department of Microbiology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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