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Pathogens on Farm and in Processing Related
Salmonella and Campylobacter prevalence and loads on the farm are significantly associated with prevalence and loads of the same pathogens at processing. ...
Effects of Virginiamycin Against Experimentally Induced Necrotic Enteritis in Chickens Vaccinated Against Coccidiosis
Administration of an attenuated coccidial vaccine increased morbidity and mortality in broilers challenged with Clostridium perfringens in a study in Iran, while virginiamycin and/or salinomycin in the feed for 30 days improved broiler performance and...
Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 6 - Breeding and Egg Production
A description of the egg-laying process for hobby farmers by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS, as well as natural versus artificial hatching, together with an outline of some of the problems associated with breeding and egg production. ...
Rapid Differentiation of Pasteurella multocida Serovars
Australian researchers have developed a more accurate and rapid diagnostic tool to type serovars of the pathogen that causes fowl cholera....
Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 5 - Respiratory Diseases
An outline of the symptoms and control of avian flu, Newcastle diseases, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and other respiratory diseases, aimed at the hobby poultry keeper by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS. It includes tips...
Vaccinating Poultry as a Means of Salmonella Control
"What's so great about vaccinating poultry against Salmonella?" That was the question asked and answered at a special seminar in Thailand recently. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports....
Intestinal Health and Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
Management at the farm level (litter quality and composition, lighting programmes, stocking density, drinker management and dietary feed management) are important to control necrotic enteritis, according to the Mississippi State University Extension...
Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics for Poultry
Keeping water lines free of biofilms can help keep birds healthy without the need for antibiotics and the associated concerns over antibiotic resistance. Stuart Lumb reports for ThePoultrySite....
Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 4 - External and Internal Parasites of Chickens
An outline of external and internal parasites common in backyard or hobby flocks by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS. ...
Fly Monitoring
Guidance of monitoring flies around farms and other facilities from the UK's Environment Agency from its publication 'Fly management: how to comply with your environmental permit'....
Reducing Salmonella Horizontal Transmission During Egg Incubation by Phage Therapy
The application of bacteriophages by aerosol spray while transferring eggs from incubator to hatcher may be an effective and inexpensive approach to reduce the horizontal transfer of Salmonella in poultry, according to new research from Portugal. ...
Novel Practical Poultry Management Method to Enhance the Effect of Live Eimeria Vaccination for Conventionally Housed Replacement Layer Pullets
Researchers from Canada and the US have demonstrated that 40 per cent cent coverage of cage floors with durable fibre trays for an extended duration had significant and beneficial impacts on the success of live coccidiosis vaccination with cage-reared...
Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 3 - Control of Coccidiosis
The causes, clinical signs and control of coccidiosis in small flocks of poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pheasants) by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS. ...
Oral Immunisation with an Attenuated Salmonella Gallinarum Mutant as a Fowl Typhoid Vaccine with a Live Adjuvant Strain
Researchers in South Korea report that immunisation with LTB-adjuvant strain JOL1229 significantly increased the immune response and provide protection against fowl typhoid without adverse effects on bodyweight, egg production or egg contamination....
Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 2 - Control of Marek's Disease and Other Tumours
The clinical signs and control of Marek's disease, lymphoid leukosis, myeloid leukosis and the rare conditions of erythroid leukosis and osteopetrosis are described by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS....
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