publication . Article . 2017

Recurring Necrotic Enteritis Outbreaks in Commercial Broiler Chicken Flocks Strongly Influence Toxin Gene Carriage and Species Richness in the Resident Clostridium perfringens Population

Julie Arsenault;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 May 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology (issn: 1664-302X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Extensive use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in food animals has been questioned due to the globally increasing problem of antibiotic resistance. For the poultry industry, digestive health management following AGP withdrawal in Europe has been a challenge, especially the control of necrotic enteritis. Much research work has focused on gut health in commercial broiler chicken husbandry. Understanding the behavior of Clostridium perfringens in its ecological niche, the poultry barn, is key to a sustainable and cost-effective production in the absence of AGPs. Using polymerase chain reaction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, we evaluated how the C. perfr...
Subjects
free text keywords: commercial broiler chickens, drug-free program, necrotic enteritis, Clostridium perfringens, richness, Microbiology, QR1-502, Original Research
Related Organizations
Funded by
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
61 references, page 1 of 5

Abildgaard L. Sondergaard T. E. Engberg R. M. Schramm A. Hojberg O. (2010). In vitro production of necrotic enteritis toxin B, NetB, by netB-positive and netB-negative Clostridium perfringens originating from healthy and diseased broiler chickens. Vet. Microbiol. 144 231–235. 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.12.036 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bannam T. L. Yan X. X. Harrison P. F. Seemann T. Keyburn A. L. Stubenrauch C. (2011). Necrotic enteritis-derived Clostridium perfringens strain with three closely related independently conjugative toxin and antibiotic resistance plasmids. MBio 2:e00190–11. 10.1128/mBio.00190-11 [DOI]

Barbara A. J. Trinh H. T. Glock R. D. Glenn Songer J. (2008). Necrotic enteritis-producing strains of Clostridium perfringens displace non-necrotic enteritis strains from the gut of chicks. Vet. Microbiol. 126 377–382.10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.07.019 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Beceiro A. Tomas M. Bou G. (2013). Antimicrobial resistance and virulence: a successful or deleterious association in the bacterial world? Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 26 185–230. 10.1128/CMR.00059-12 [DOI]

Brady J. Hernandez-Doria J. D. Bennett C. Guenter W. House J. D. Rodriguez-Lecompte J. C. (2010). Toxinotyping of necrotic enteritis-producing and commensal isolates of Clostridium perfringens from chickens fed organic diets. Avian Pathol. 39 475–481. 10.1080/03079457.2010.521141 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Chalmers G. Martin S. W. Hunter D. B. Prescott J. F. Weber L. J. Boerlin P. (2008). Genetic diversity of Clostridium perfringens isolated from healthy broiler chickens at a commercial farm. Vet. Microbiol. 127 116–127. 10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.08.008 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Chao A. Gotelli N. J. Hsieh T. C. Sander E. L. Ma K. H. Colwell R. K. (2014). Rarefaction and extrapolation with Hill numbers: a framework for sampling and estimation in species diversity studies. Ecol. Monogr. 84 45–67. 10.1890/13-0133.1 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Charlebois A. Jalbert L. A. Harel J. Masson L. Archambault M. (2012). Characterization of genes encoding for acquired bacitracin resistance in Clostridium perfringens. PLoS ONE 7:e44449. 10.1371/journal.pone.0044449 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Cooper K. K. Songer J. G. (2009). Necrotic enteritis in chickens: a paradigm of enteric infection by Clostridium perfringens. Anaerobe 15 55–60. 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.01.006 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Daniel C. R. Cross A. J. Koebnick C. Sinha R. (2011). Trends in meat consumption in the United States. Public Health Nutr. 14 575–583. 10.1017/S1368980010002077 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Doolittle W. F. (2012). Population genomics: how bacterial species form and why they don’t exist. Curr. Biol. 22 R451–R453. 10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.034 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Dumas M. D. Polson S. W. Ritter D. Ravel J. Gelb J. Jr. Morgan R. (2011). Impacts of poultry house environment on poultry litter bacterial community composition. PLoS ONE 6:e24785. 10.1371/journal.pone.0024785 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Engstrom B. E. Fermer C. Lindberg A. Saarinen E. Baverud V. Gunnarsson A. (2003). Molecular typing of isolates of Clostridium perfringens from healthy and diseased poultry. Vet. Microbiol. 94 225–235. 10.1016/S0378-1135(03)00106-8 [DOI]

Gaucher M. L. Quessy S. Letellier A. Arsenault J. Boulianne M. (2015). Impact of a drug-free program on broiler chicken growth performances, gut health, Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter jejuni occurrences at the farm level. Poult. Sci. 94 1791–1801. 10.3382/ps/pev142 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Gharaibeh S. Al Rifai R. Al-Majali A. (2010). Molecular typing and antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens from broiler chickens. Anaerobe 16 586–589. 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2010.10.004 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

61 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Extensive use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in food animals has been questioned due to the globally increasing problem of antibiotic resistance. For the poultry industry, digestive health management following AGP withdrawal in Europe has been a challenge, especially the control of necrotic enteritis. Much research work has focused on gut health in commercial broiler chicken husbandry. Understanding the behavior of Clostridium perfringens in its ecological niche, the poultry barn, is key to a sustainable and cost-effective production in the absence of AGPs. Using polymerase chain reaction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, we evaluated how the C. perfr...
Subjects
free text keywords: commercial broiler chickens, drug-free program, necrotic enteritis, Clostridium perfringens, richness, Microbiology, QR1-502, Original Research
Related Organizations
Funded by
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
61 references, page 1 of 5

Abildgaard L. Sondergaard T. E. Engberg R. M. Schramm A. Hojberg O. (2010). In vitro production of necrotic enteritis toxin B, NetB, by netB-positive and netB-negative Clostridium perfringens originating from healthy and diseased broiler chickens. Vet. Microbiol. 144 231–235. 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.12.036 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bannam T. L. Yan X. X. Harrison P. F. Seemann T. Keyburn A. L. Stubenrauch C. (2011). Necrotic enteritis-derived Clostridium perfringens strain with three closely related independently conjugative toxin and antibiotic resistance plasmids. MBio 2:e00190–11. 10.1128/mBio.00190-11 [DOI]

Barbara A. J. Trinh H. T. Glock R. D. Glenn Songer J. (2008). Necrotic enteritis-producing strains of Clostridium perfringens displace non-necrotic enteritis strains from the gut of chicks. Vet. Microbiol. 126 377–382.10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.07.019 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Beceiro A. Tomas M. Bou G. (2013). Antimicrobial resistance and virulence: a successful or deleterious association in the bacterial world? Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 26 185–230. 10.1128/CMR.00059-12 [DOI]

Brady J. Hernandez-Doria J. D. Bennett C. Guenter W. House J. D. Rodriguez-Lecompte J. C. (2010). Toxinotyping of necrotic enteritis-producing and commensal isolates of Clostridium perfringens from chickens fed organic diets. Avian Pathol. 39 475–481. 10.1080/03079457.2010.521141 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Chalmers G. Martin S. W. Hunter D. B. Prescott J. F. Weber L. J. Boerlin P. (2008). Genetic diversity of Clostridium perfringens isolated from healthy broiler chickens at a commercial farm. Vet. Microbiol. 127 116–127. 10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.08.008 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Chao A. Gotelli N. J. Hsieh T. C. Sander E. L. Ma K. H. Colwell R. K. (2014). Rarefaction and extrapolation with Hill numbers: a framework for sampling and estimation in species diversity studies. Ecol. Monogr. 84 45–67. 10.1890/13-0133.1 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Charlebois A. Jalbert L. A. Harel J. Masson L. Archambault M. (2012). Characterization of genes encoding for acquired bacitracin resistance in Clostridium perfringens. PLoS ONE 7:e44449. 10.1371/journal.pone.0044449 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Cooper K. K. Songer J. G. (2009). Necrotic enteritis in chickens: a paradigm of enteric infection by Clostridium perfringens. Anaerobe 15 55–60. 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.01.006 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Daniel C. R. Cross A. J. Koebnick C. Sinha R. (2011). Trends in meat consumption in the United States. Public Health Nutr. 14 575–583. 10.1017/S1368980010002077 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Doolittle W. F. (2012). Population genomics: how bacterial species form and why they don’t exist. Curr. Biol. 22 R451–R453. 10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.034 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Dumas M. D. Polson S. W. Ritter D. Ravel J. Gelb J. Jr. Morgan R. (2011). Impacts of poultry house environment on poultry litter bacterial community composition. PLoS ONE 6:e24785. 10.1371/journal.pone.0024785 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Engstrom B. E. Fermer C. Lindberg A. Saarinen E. Baverud V. Gunnarsson A. (2003). Molecular typing of isolates of Clostridium perfringens from healthy and diseased poultry. Vet. Microbiol. 94 225–235. 10.1016/S0378-1135(03)00106-8 [DOI]

Gaucher M. L. Quessy S. Letellier A. Arsenault J. Boulianne M. (2015). Impact of a drug-free program on broiler chicken growth performances, gut health, Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter jejuni occurrences at the farm level. Poult. Sci. 94 1791–1801. 10.3382/ps/pev142 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Gharaibeh S. Al Rifai R. Al-Majali A. (2010). Molecular typing and antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens from broiler chickens. Anaerobe 16 586–589. 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2010.10.004 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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