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Impacts of Bird Flu Outbreak on China's Poultry Meat Supply Chain
Live bird markets in China are instrumental in the transmission of avian flu between birds and humans, meaning that there may be a need to restructure the poultry supply chain in future to avoid dangerous epidemics....
Cheap Berry Extracts Could Reduce Salmonella Growth
The ongoing trend to reduce antibiotic use in poultry production has led some scientists to search for alternative, natural antimicrobials. This study by S. Salaheen and colleagues, recently published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, asked...
UK Disease Report: Cases of Spinal Abscess, Marek's Disease
Cases of spinal abcess in broilers, Marek's disease in backyard pullets, and respiratory disease in pheasants all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in...
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 3
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 3 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on sanitation, pest control, litter...
Making Money from Poultry Litter as Fertiliser
Poultry manure can be a great source of fertiliser, and could make poultry farmers some extra money if used well, writes Byron Stein, Editor of the 'Drumstick' newsletter from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Can the Sonali Chicken Cross-Breed Improve the Poultry Industry in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh's poultry sector is rapidly expanding, providing a source of protein as well as employment in the country. But how do different breeds and production systems compare in terms of benefits to the producer? This study from the UN's Food and Agriculture...
Gout Management in Poultry
This article from the technical service team at Provimi Animal Nutrition India explains the symptoms of gout, its many different causes, and how producers can use management techniques to reduce its incidence....
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 2
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 2 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on lighting, feeding, and ventilation...
How to Construct Your Backyard Poultry Coop
Flock comfort and caregiver convenience help make backyard coops successful, according to these tips on how to construct your coop from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption in Africa and Oceania Below the Global Average
By 2050, it is estimated that 25 per cent of the global human population will live in Africa compared with just 0.6 per cent in Oceania. Industry analyst, Terry Evans, explains the impacts of these shifts on average egg consumption in these regions....
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 1
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. Angel I. Salazar brings us his empirical field observations on this malady. (Part 1 of...
Challenges of Campylobacter Control During Poultry Processing
Campylobacter is a major food safety problem in the poultry industry, but what can processors do to reduce the infection rate? Manpreet Singh from the Department of Food Science at Purdue University discusses the issue....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Little Egg Trade in Africa and Oceania
The regions of Africa and Oceania participate little in the trade of shell eggs and egg products in world terms, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Importance of Vitamins in Poultry Production
Vitamins are a group of organic compounds that poultry only require in small quantities, but they are essential for normal body functions, growth, and reproduction, writes Harsh Pandit for ThePoultrySite....
How Do Wild Birds Spread Avian Flu?
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) is a problem in the poultry industry, and has the potential to evolve into highly pathogenic versions of the disease (HPAI). A scientific report from various scientific institutions in North America recently looked...
 
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