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Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 3: Feathering as a Measure of Chick Quality
Chick quality is becoming more and more important. A hatchery must produce quality chicks in order to meet the expectations of the farmer, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV....
DNA Diagnostics Aid Fight Against Coccidiosis in Poultry
In the fight against infectious diseases, the first step is the correct identification of the causative agent, and the symptoms and lesions that it causes in the host....
Management of Coccidiosis Vaccination: First Critical Weeks
Coccidiosis immunity is developed through multiple exposures to the Eimeria parasite antigens, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Poultry Industry Technology Lagging Behind the Times
While people around the world are bracing themselves for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it seems as if the poultry industry is still stuck in the 1960s in terms of technological development. Glenneis Kriel reports....
Coccidiosis Control Strategies Utilising Vaccination
Coccidiosis vaccination has become a significant control strategy for broiler integrators, reaching 25 per cent of all broilers placed in the US (2015), according to estimates by MSD Animal Health. Linnea Newman, DVM, reports....
Video: Preventing Infectious Bronchitis Using Vaccines
Infectious bronchitis is an acute, highly contagious disease of major economic importance in commerical chicken flocks throughout the world....
New Strategies in Coccidiosis Control: Rotating Vaccines and Drugs
From the very beginnings of poultry farming, control of digestive diseases has been one of the most significant health challenges. Moreover, among digestive diseases, coccidiosis in poultry continues to pose a challenge for the industry worldwide. ...
Coccidiosis Vaccination: Sustainable Control of Broiler Coccidiosis
For decades, coccidiosis control was accomplished through the use of effective in-feed anticoccidial drugs, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Expert Experiences with Vector Vaccines in Commercial Poultry
The advent of large-scale vector (recombinant) vaccines for commercial poultry in the early 2000s represents one of the most significant advances in poultry vaccinology. At Merial's Global Avian Forum in April 2016, Guillermo Zavala, a poultry health...
Coccidiosis Control to Maximise Feed Utilisation
This article from Linnea Newman, DVM, describes how achieving good control of coccidiosis can improve feed consumption and utilisation, and thus productivity....
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 2: Analysis of Navels
Analysing chick quality is a key factor for the fine tuning of incubation conditions in order to maximise the genetic potential of the hatching eggs. This article focuses on the typical defects observed on the navels of day-old-chicks and how to investigate...
Differences in Water Quality Management Between Poultry and Pig Producers
Poultry and pig producers manage water quality in different ways. In the field, waterline cleaning protocols seem more frequent on poultry farms than on pig farms....
Biology of Coccidiosis-Causing Eimeria: an Example of Perfect Complexity
The Eimeria biological cycle is a very complex one and is comprised of intracellular, extracellular, asexual and sexual stages. ...
Global Patterns of Marek’s Disease Spread and Vaccination
Marek's disease is an important affliction of poultry flocks worldwide, and can cause mortality rates of up to 100 per cent. A speaker at Merial's Global Avian Forum, in Barcelona in April this year, discussed the prevalence and spread of the disease...
 
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