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Pheasant Roadkill Peaks in Autumn and Late Winter
Chickens' motives for crossing the road are often questioned - but pheasants should probably avoid it altogether, new research suggests. ...
Immunity and Immune Foundation
The real key to success in the poultry industry is a healthy immune status. Good diseases control is a balance between infectious or non-infectious disease agents and optimal immunity. Immunity is mediated by two immune mechanisms: cell mediated and humoral....
Pigeons Better at Multitasking Than Humans
Pigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans - and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. The authors...
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....
 
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