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Coccidiosis in chickens: It’s time for vaccination
Coccidiosis in chickens is one of the more common and widespread diseases. Since the beginning of the industrial production of broilers, veterinarians and farmers have been trying to control this costly parasite....
Flock Management Tip - Broiler: Smooth feed transitions are vital to final flock performance
This is the second in a new series called 'Flock Management Tips' presented by Aviagen and the first specifically for broilers....
Reducing the dust load, protecting the health in layer houses
When considering dust formation, the air quality in layer houses has not improved after the switch to barn egg and free range egg production, which was driven by society and politicians....
Preharvest reduction of Salmonella, Campylobacter key to better control efforts
In the last 50 years, the US poultry industry has evolved from a fragmented business into one of the most successful sectors of agriculture due to good farm practices and improvements in production and processing technologies. Despite these advancements,...
Raising cleaner birds: What more can live production do to reduce salmonella?
Successful Salmonella control throughout live poultry production requires an integrated effort, attention to detail and careful follow-through to help processing plants meet more stringent USDA standards, said poultry health experts at a food-safety news...
How chick quality is affected by navel development
The hatchery manager takes all possible measures to ensure that incubation results in the highest number of first class chicks. The aim is to have boxes ready for transport to the farm which contain a known number of first class chicks with bright eyes,...
Three keys to achieving proper ventilation
Proper ventilation in the broiler house is of the utmost importance. It reduces mortality, aids in respiratory, skeletal and cardiovascular development, stimulates early feed intake, promotes flock uniformity, and ensures the proper development of temperature...
What an open-farm day can do for you – and how to host one
Inviting the public to see your farm takes a lot of planning - but it has lots of benefits. We asked four experts in staging open-farm days to describe them and offer their advice....
Is chick yield still a valid reference?
Many hatcheries still use chick yield (chick yield is the average chick weight divided by the average fresh egg weight multiplied by 100) as a reference of good incubation conditions and chick quality and as an indicator of high post hatch performance....
Effective biosecurity requires addressing the culture of a company
Effective biosecurity on poultry farms requires developing the kind of culture that motivates everyone in the company to adhere to the procedures that protect flocks from infectious disease, Gregorio Rosales, DVM, PhD, an independent poultry consultant,...
Getting to the bottom of the pile: Solving the mystery of piling behaviour
With no obvious cause, piling raises welfare concerns for poultry producers...
Mycoplasma synoviae demanding more attention as poultry industry grasps its full impact
Emerging, variant strains of Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) are causing eggshell apex abnormalities as well as production drops in both layer and breeding flocks worldwide, Anneke Feberwee, DVM, PhD, from GD Animal Health, the Netherlands, told Poultry Health...
Investor insight into animal health innovation
Dr Joachim Hasenmaier discusses investment opportunities at the 2019 Europe Animal Health Investment Forum....
Early exposure to Clostridium protects birds from necrotic enteritis
Early exposure to Clostridium perfringens (CP) in used litter may be a way to minimise the impact of necrotic enteritis (NE) in broilers, Steve Davis, DVM, told Poultry Health Today...
Could biotechnology pave the way to a healthy microbiome?
Edward Fuchs, co-founder of FOLIUM Science, discusses the future of targeted antibacterial remedies....
 
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