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Infectious Bursal Disease Discussed at Major Veterinary Conference
A total of 10 papers were presented at the session on Infectious Bursal Disease in the Poultry Medicine element of the 150th American Veterinary Medical Association in Chicago in July 2013. ...
GB Emerging Threats Report – Avian Diseases – April-June (Q2) 2013
Among the highlights of the latest report are the identification and description of reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers, an unusual case of granulomatous myositis in free-range layer hens and vitamin A deficiency in a hobby flock. ...
Gut Health and Diagnostic Challenges Addressed at AVMA Convention
One session at the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Chicago in July 2013 was devoted to poultry gut health problems and associated diagnostic issues....
Performance of Broilers Fed a Broader-spectrum Antibiotic or a Narrower-spectrum antibiotic over Three Consecutive Grow-out Cycles
New research from the US shows that broilers respond differently in terms of performance to broad- and narrow-spectrum antibiotics and that the response varies over successive flocks, possibly related to the evolution of different gut microflora rather...
Taking a Fresh Look at Necrotic Enteritis
Necrotic enteritis remains a challenge to the poultry industry but the progress on a vaccine represents a promising new development on the horizon, according to Professor Van Immerseel of Ghent University, speaking at a recent veterinary conference. Senior...
Northern Fowl Mite Management
Treatment options for these external parasites are limited and may be only partially effective, which makes prevention even more important, according to Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Haitham M. Yakout (Visiting Research Professor) and Jessica Wells...
Turkey Viruses Dominate Enteric Health Session at AVMA Meeting
The session on Enteric Health of poultry at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Chicago in July 2013 focused largely on viruses in turkeys - particularly coronaviruses - as well as an astrovirus in chickens. ...
In Ovo for Smaller Hatcheries
In-ovo vaccination is now an option for smaller hatcheries, with a new system being made available around the world by Zoetis....
Progress on the Control of Intestinal Parasites Discussed at AVMA Meeting
One session at the 150th convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) held in Chicago in July 2013 was devoted to progress in the control of coccidiosis and other intestinal parasites. ...
Case History Reports Presented at AVMA Convention
A number of case histories were reported at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention in Chicago in July 2013 on topics including encephalomyelitis, unusual causes of mortality, chlamydiosis and blackhead in chickens and turkeys....
Enteric Disorders and Production Issues Associated with Intestinal Spirochaetes Colonisation of Laying Hen Flocks in Italy
Intestinal spirochaetes were isolated from 22 of the 32 layer farms and in 31 of the 74 poultry sheds surveyed, according to new research from Italy reported by Luca Bano (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie). ...
Effects of Necrotic Enteritis, Aflatoxin B1 and Virginiamycin on Growth Performance, Necrotic Enteritis Lesion Scores and Mortality in Young Broilers
Aflatoxin and necrotic enteritis - alone or in combination - impaired broiler performance, according to a new study in the US. The addition of virginiamycin to the feed ameliorated the deleterious effect of the lower level of aflatoxin on weight gain....
Attachment of Avian and Mammalian Influenza Viruses to the Respiratory and Reproductive Tracts of Layer Turkey Hens
Several types of influenza virus attached to the lower reproductive tract of turkey hens, report Ohio State University researchers, leading them to warn of the potential risks of venereal transmission and egg-associated flu virus spread in turkeys....
Experimental Co-infection of Chickens and Turkeys with Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Viruses
Delegates to the American Veterinary Medical Association convention in Chicago in July 2013 heard from Athens, Georgia-based researchers that previous or simultaneous infection of Newcastle disease and avian flu viruses interfere with the replication...
Minimising Wet Litter Problems During Hot Weather
It is crucial that broiler producers understand the impacts that evaporative cooling and airspeed in order to maintain litter conditions in hot weather, according to Michael Czarick (Extension Engineer) and Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist)...
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