A mostly interesting and very lengthy article Fancy .....
As it referred to mammals a great deal of the time, I confess to having skipped a lot of that, browsing down to where it mentioned poultry. I could not find the reference to fattening birds, ( although could they be fattened at such a very young age ??? ) .... and I would imagine, considering the chemical analysis, and the experiments conducted according to this survey, most chicken feed producers like Barastoc and Laucke would make sure the measurement of lasalocid sodium would be safely under the various levels conducted in experiments there.
I think that any kind of preventative like this chemical, for starters and chicken raiser food - would be good - as I trust the makers of these products. They have everything to lose and nothing to gain by providing toxic levels of any form of chemical to chicken raisers ...... and chickens.
While I personally, opt for natural anything and everything; as a new chicken raiser ( again - one day if I survive the new puppy as a 'puppy raiser' for a dog assistance programme !!! ) .... I think I would be thankful for anything that might allay the onset of cocci in chickens. I believe a chicken can only remain fat, if it is fed too many 'goodies' ... but if left to feed the appropriate tucker for their age, will be of correct weight and health, decided by their own needs.
Fascinating stuff ... all this chicken business !!
Edited by Anniebee - 4/25/16 at 5:17am