by Andrea S. Zedek, DVM, MAM, DACPV, Zedek Poultry Consulting, LLC
It is summer; that time of year when days get longer, families head to the beach or pool, and life seems to slow down a little. It is also the time of year when many poultry companies are using coccidiosis (cocci) vaccines in their broilers. Although some poultry companies use cocci vaccines year-round with success, the warmer months of the year are generally a good time to use cocci vaccines, due to the ability to easily ventilate poultry houses to control the environmental conditions. Let’s take a look at coccidiosis vaccines in a little more detail.