— Small molecules have been developed that have shown effective defense against Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC). These molecules can be used by itself, or with current antibiotics, which helps decrease the overall risk of
bacterial antibiotic resistance.
Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is one of the most common poultry diseases that is characterized by a series of extra intestinal infections that effect the visceral organs of the bird. The disease affects chickens, turkeys, and other avian species, and highly reduces egg production and we…