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Chick Quality Hatchery Impact on Performance
This presentation explains that today’s hatcheries must not look at hatch only. Although, companies seem to make hatch a priority, we all must remember that integrated as well as independent companies are in the meat business....
Social Environment Matters for Duck Penis Size
Most birds lack genitalia, but male ducks are known for their long, spiraling penises, which have evolved through an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with females....
Avian Influenza: Biosecurity, Depopulation and Hygienic Procedures
In Germany laboratory testing for avian influenza is obligatory for defined, suspicious cases involving rising mortality or sudden decreases of food and / or water consumption or egg-laying. ...
Prime-Boost Vaccination in Egypt: Field Experiences
The third order clade 2.2.1 of H5N1 lineage of HPAIV currently circulating in Egypt has been subdivided into the fourth subgroup 2.2.1.1 (group B variant strains which emerged in 2008 and disappeared by 2011) and 2.2.1.2 (group C viruses which emerged...
Avian Influenza Surveillance and Diagnosis
Rapid detection and accurate identification of low (LPAI) and high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) is critical to controlling infections and disease in poultry. ...
Virus with an Eggshell
Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited....
Field Experience with Vaccination in Turkeys in Morocco
At the beginning of 2016, Morocco faced its first influenza outbreaks in commercial poultry farms caused by avian influenza virus (AIV) H9N2....
Inside a Woodland Chicken Business
Ffinlo Costain meets Daisy’s Woodland Chicken: a small, high welfare farm enterprise based in four acres of broadleaf woodland in Dorset, UK. Its owner, Paul Parker-Goadsby, supplies just over a hundred free range woodland-reared chickens a week to...
Is Your Biosecurity as Good as You Think it is?
Why levels of biosecurity compliance on poultry farms around the world are sub-par, and what can be done about it. By Treena Hein....
The Wider Cost of Zimbabwe’s Bird Flu Outbreak
In June 2017, reports of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in Zimbabwe triggered import bans from other countries in southern Africa. Tawanda Karombo reports from Harare on an outbreak that threatens to turn into a crisis for the region’s poultry...
The Global View on Bird Flu
Enforcing biosecurity has become the chief weapon in the worldwide fight against bird flu, writes Chris McCullough....
How to Make Backyard Farming Bullet-proof
More than 90 per cent of the chicks produced in backyard farming systems are lost. How can farmers reduce the MIA count? By Glenneis Kriel....
Experience with Gallimune 208 in Middle East
The influenza virus type A H9N2 is a low pathogenic strain of avian influenza which has been isolated in different Middle East countries since 1995....
Gallimune 308 Field Trial in Broilers
Low pathogenic H9N2 avian influenza virus is one of the major concerns of the Middle-East poultry production....
How Zero-tolerance Biosecurity is Beating Bird Flu in the US
The United States has had a good deal of success in containing avian flu outbreaks in recent years – much of it down to a heightened vigilance and emphasis on biosecurity on the part of both the authorities and poultry farmers. As Rachel Lane discovers,...
 
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