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Table 2 Values used to calculate the cost of anticoccidial prophylaxis in broiler and broiler breeder chickens

From: Re-calculating the cost of coccidiosis in chickens

  UK-1995a Brazil Egypt Guatemala India New Zealand Nigeria UK USA
1. Cost of broiler prophylaxis/vaccination
 Tonnes dressed meat (millions)b 1.02 13.23 1.01 0.23 3.31 0.21 0.20 1.79d 18.71
 % Carcass used 70.2 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 nr 71.0
 FCR 1.98 1.72 1.6 1.56 1.65 1.47 1.7 1.6 1.75
 % Formulated feed (i.e. not wheat/cereal) 95 85 85 85 80 100 80 90 86
 % Starter 25 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2
 % Grower 55 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8
 % Finisher (inc. drug withdrawal) 20 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0
 Cost chemical/combination drug per tonne food £2.74 £6.20 £0.72 £2.18 £0.72 £7.00 £7.35 £5.50 £5.95
 Cost ionophore drug per tonne food £2.97 £3.20 £2.41 £1.31 £1.44 £5.00 £3.15 £3.50 £2.44
 % BROILERS reared on drugs ni 100 100 100 100 100 100 97 88
 Cost of in-feed drugs in starter diet (millions) £1.88 £12.27 £0.10 £0.07 £0.32 £0.22 £0.21 £0.99 £14.90
 Cost of in-feed drugs in grower diet (millions) £4.48 £53.73 £1.48 £0.30 £1.41 £0.97 £0.91 £4.37 £65.83
 Cost of in-feed drugs in finisher diet (millions)c ni £39.90 £2.13 £0.26 £4.05 £1.00 £0.56 £4.13 £44.12
 Vaccine (broiler) pence per dose ni 1.3 1.15 0.49 3.0 1.54 4.2 3.0 0.49
 % Broilers reared with vaccine ni 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12
 Cost of vaccination (millions) ni £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.94 £5.23
 Number slaughtered per year (millions)b 624.8 5860.3 897.1 142.6 2411.6 110.0 202.8 1050.0 8908.9
 Mean finishing weight broiler (Kg) 2.33 2.7 2 1.9 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.19 2.72
 Total cost of broiler prophylaxis £6.36 £105.8 £3.70 £0.63 £5.78 £2.19 £1.67 £10.44 £130.1
2. Cost of vaccinating broiler breeders
 % Broiler breeders in population 1.15 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77
 Vaccine (breeder) pence per dose 8 1.3 3 0.49 3 9.6 4.2 8 0.49
 Total cost of broiler breeder prophylaxis (millions) £0.57 £0.59 £0.21 £0.005 £0.56 £0.08 £0.06 £0.65 £0.33
  1. Data collected from major poultry producing countries selected to represent South, Central and North America (Brazil, Guatemala, USA), North Africa (Egypt), sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria), Asia (India), Europe (UK) and Oceania (New Zealand). Rows shown in italics represent new data related to anticoccidial vaccine use that were not included (ni) in the original model. aFigures from the UK in 1995 used in the original study published by Williams [16]. bFigures downloaded from FAOSTAT for the year 2016 (2020). cCost shown for 75% of actual period to account for average withdrawal period. dFigure downloaded from Eurostat for the year 2016 (2020), representing total liveweight, not dressed meat. Thus, the meat yield factor was not required (nr).