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Epidemology of Avian Influenza
There are many pathogens that can cause disease in poultry, of which viruses remain a key concern. More specifically avian influenza (Orthomyxoviridae family, Influenzavirus A genus) presents a major transboundary viral disease threat with potential for...
Avian Influenza Virus Evolution and Diversity
Diversity, flexibility, adaptability: three key features that contribute to the efficient transmission and continued existence of influenza A viruses....
Market Analysis on Avian Influenza Vaccines
Avian Influenza virus has a worldwide distribution and causes disease presented as different forms, ranging from highly pathogenic AI (HPAI) infections caused by H5 & H7 strains and low pathogenic AI (LPAI) infections caused by H9N2 strains....
Interview: Matthew Macdonald, Founder, New Macdonalds Farm
Matthew Macdonald and his wife, Lou – along with their three young sons – set up New Macdonalds Farm on 15 acres in Box, Wiltshire in 2009. Having built up a healthy customer base of farm shops and restaurants, they decided to start their journey...
Zimbabwean Solutions to Drought and Economic Crisis
Not everywhere in Africa is prosperous for poultry farming. Zimbabwean producer Patrick Saruchera is hoping to overcome challenging market conditions by mobilising his fellow farmers to share resources and focus on indigenous chickens – known locally...
Interview: Murilo Quintiliano, FAI do Brasil
FAI do Brasil is a farm with a difference; it was created to demonstrate that environmentally and ethically sound agricultural practices can be economically viable. Ellen Hardy meets Executive Director Murilo Quintiliano to find out more....
Avian Influenza and the Outlook for the Global Animal Protein Industry
The outlook for the global animal protein industry is bright and poultry is going to be the winning protein in the next decade when the world population expands and incomes rise....
Supporting Sustainable Animal Production with Feed Enzymes
Simply stated, a growing human population means an increasing demand for food, and animal protein will make up a large part of meeting this increasing demand, writes Dr. Ajay Bhoyar – Senior Manager, Global Poultry Marketing, Novus International,...
Cross-Protection Vaccination Studies
Avian influenza (AI) outbreaks are originated by different Hemagglutinin (HA) serotype viruses, including the H5 and H7 that are involved in highly pathogenic (HP) avian influenza. ...
The Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Precision Delivery Coated Butyrate in a Necrotic Enteritis Model in Broilers
Necrotic enteritis (NE) is an important enteric disease in poultry, caused by the overgrowth of certain Clostridium perfringens strains, which evokes intestinal tissue damage....
How Unregulated Use of Antibiotics is Undermining Poultry Success in India
Greater affluence across India is driving an unprecedented growth in demand for animal protein. A Nair investigates the role of antibiotics in this boom for the Indian poultry industry....
Mexico Fights Back After Bird Flu
Mexico’s poultry industry suffered a setback in 2012 with an outbreak of avian influenza that resulted in the loss of millions of birds, but since then it has been rebounding. Nuria Martínez Herráez finds out more....
Antibiotic-free Poultry Production
The use of sound management practices, appropriate dietary adjustments and good vaccines and vaccination practices could go a long way in reducing producers’ reliance on antibiotics for disease prevention. GlenneisKrielmeetsDr Jonathan Wright, veterinary...
Poultry is Defenseless against Molds and Mycotoxins: Can We Help?
Aspergillus flavus is an extremely common soil fungus and an opportunistic pathogen of crops. The optimum temperature for A. flavus to grow is 37ºC, but fungal growth can be observed at temperatures ranging from 12 to 48ºC....
Using Nature as a Reference: Restoring the Viability to that of Fresh Eggs
The diminishing hatchability of eggs that goes hand in hand with increasing egg age has always been a nuisance to hatchery managers and production planners alike....
 
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