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1.    Air-borne bacterial contaminations in two broiler hatcheries in the north-east of Algeria - A. Agabou 
Vet World. 2009; 2(2): 49-50

The presence of microorganisms in the hatchery is directly related to deficiencies in hygiene, which can result in elevated first-week chick mortality and depressed growth rate. Bacteriological analyses of the air in two broiler hatcheries in the province of Constantine (North-East of Algeria) showed that their hygienic levels remain insufficient with high contamination rates and the presence of a large number of highly pathogenic bacteria including Salmonella spp, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Keywords: Hatchery, air-borne contamination, pathogenic bacteria, hygienic level, Algeria.