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Breeding Resistant Chickens for Improved Food Safety
A recent test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens....
Comparison of breeder/layer coccidiosis vaccines: Part 1 -precocity and pathogenicity
Only the Paracox R 8 vaccine demonstrated oocyst output for all species at 96h in the trial. ...
The Poultry Farmer-Processor Relationship: A Relationship Built Upon Trust and Communication
This article will address how to enhance the relationship between the Poultry farmer and the processor to whom he supplies the chickens grown on his farm. Before we can start this discussion we must first describe the Canadian Supply Management system...
Poultry Red Mite expert roundtable
In order to facilitate information sharing between members of the full value chain including researchers, egg producers, industry (i.e., egg packers), and pharmaceutical companies, MSD Animal Health organized and sponsored a Poultry Red Mite Expert Roundtable...
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...
 
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