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Table 3 Values used to calculate the cost of anticoccidial therapy 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
3. Cost of broiler therapy against coccidiosis
 % Flocks affected by coccidiosis 2 8 35 80 5 80 30 3 10
 Pence treatment per bird 3.18 3.10 0.43 7.19 1.20 0.2b 5.25 2.00 2.88
Total cost of broiler therapy (millions) £0.40 £14.53 £1.35 £8.21 £1.45 £0.18 £3.19 £0.63 £25.64
4. Cost of broiler breeder therapy against coccidiosis
 % Flocks affected by coccidiosis 1 8 25 80 2 80 50 2 10
 Pence treatment per bird 2.03 2.90 4.32 7.19 1.20 19.20 4.73 2.00 10.79
 Total cost of broiler breeder therapy (millions) £0.001 £0.10 £0.07 £0.06 £0.004 £0.13 £0.04 £0.003 £0.74
  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). aFigures from the UK in 1995 used in the original study published by Williams [16]. bThe cost of treatment in New Zealand was set artificially low since it is very rare for broilers to be treated for coccidiosis due to drug residue regulations.