Beni Ludianto, head of the broiler farming Agus Black Hoe Farm shared his experience in dealing with E. coli bacteria attacks when contacted by Infovet.

More than three years, Beni involved in broiler farming. “Initially there was only one closed house pen with three floors with a capacity of 60,000 head of birds. Then i was add another pen with the same capacity” explained by him who lives in Ngawi.

Now, Beni is in the process of adding another closed house with a capacity of 75,000 head of birds. “So two pen already exist in Kasreman District and an additional one is in Pitu District, Kali Kangkung Village, all of them are in Ngawi Regency,” added Beni, who previously had experience working in the agricultural sector.

Figure 1. Agus Black Hoe Farm, located at Ngawi Regency - Indonesia

Graduate from vocational high school in 2008, he started his bussiness from scratch and had no previous experience so he was confused when his two weeks old chickens died a lot. “The chickens were lethargic, didn’t want to eat, stopped growing, and died more than 8,000 head from 60,000 head of birds population or almost 14%,” he said.

When facing problems with his broiler he always consults with the partnership and met with personnel from Medion. After a visit from Medion personnel, Beni finally understood the factors that caused E. coli bacteria attacks his farm. Colibacilosis outbreak occurs due to poor sanitation and cleanliness of the cage because E.coli bacteria very easily contaminate the cage environment. The transmission can occur vertically through the reproductive tract of the hen. The eggs that hatch will then produce DOC that is contaminated with E. coli bacteria in their intestines. Meanwhile, horizontal transmission can occur through contact with contaminated cage materials or equipment. Transmission usually occurs either orally through feed or drinking water or through feces or dust contaminated with E. coli.

Gambar 2. Tens of thousands of broiler livestock are raised under Beni's care

He also understood how to deal with Colibacillosis on his farm. Such as giving the treat for the drinking water using chlorine and disinfect the cage every two days on a regular basis. Beside that, not only important to manage the litter so that it is not wet or damp but also to regulate internal circulation in the pen well.

Beni Ludianto

Colibacillosis can be treated by administering antibiotics such as REMISIN. The use of REMISIN at a dose of 0.2 g/kg body weight given twice a day, in the afternoon and night has been proven to reduce mortality rate due to Colibacillosis by up to 3%. In treating bacterial diseases such as Colibacillosis, Beni switched from using REMISIN to other antibiotics from different groups, for example Fluoroquinolone antibiotics after three treatment periods. This is done to prevent antibiotic resistance.

To treat Colibacillosis which can attack chickens of all ages, I applied REMISIN in the drinking water of sick chickens since DOC chick-in in the pen. I hope that mortality will decrease with the quality of medicine being maintained and improved,” he said. 

Beside that, he will also continue to focus on increasing the population because this will increase job opportunities in the area where he was born. His tenacity, experience, and performance should be appreciated, such as when Beni completely eliminated cases of Colibacillosis through strict maintenance management. (ADV)

Eradicates Colibacillosis

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