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Aerial Dust Concentration in Different Facilities for Laying Hens
New research from France raises concerns about the levels of dust in floor and aviary housing systems for laying hens in terms of the health of farm workers. Cage systems were markedly less dusty....
Researchers Present Progress on Poultry Disease Involving Reoviruses
Developments in our understanding of diseases caused by reoviruses were covered during one of the poultry sessions at the 150th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) held in Chicago in July 2013. Reoviruses are involved...
Research Advances the Understanding of Vaccination against Arkansas Infectious Bronchitis
Auburn University research has shed new light on continued outbreaks of Infectious Bronchitis in the US despite widespread vaccination. It appears that there have been mutations in the field strain of the virus that enable it to 'escape' the chicken's...
Colibacillosis and its Impact on the Poultry Business
Dr Tibor Cserep, DVM MRCVS, Technical Manager for MSD Animal Health, explains the poultry health problems caused by E. coli and how the company's vaccine, Nobilis E.coli inac, can provide an effective solution to protect broilers, breeders and layers...
AVMA Discusses Progress in Newcastle Disease Control
At the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Chicago in July 2013, one session was devoted to recent advances in the control of Newcastle disease in chickens and turkeys....
Mycoplasma Control Explored at AVMA Convention
Recent advances in the control of Mycoplasma synoviae and Mycoplasma gallisepticum were presented in the poultry sessions that were included in the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), held in July 2013 in Chicago....
Progress on Control of Marek's Disease Discussed at US Veterinary Convention
New developments in the control of Marek's disease (MD) were discussed in the poultry session at the latest convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which was held in Chicago in July 2013....
Prevalence and Molecular Characterisation of Eimeria Species in Ethiopian Village Chickens
There was evidence of highly pathogenic Eimeria species in village chickens in Ethiopia and co-infection with multiple types, yet none of the birds sampled showed symptoms. Some regional differences were observed. ...
Mycotoxins and Their Effects on the Intestinal Health of Poultry
In a presentation to the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Congress, Professor Siska Croubels focused on the effects of Fusarium trichothecenes on the intestinal health of poultry. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports....
MSD Intestinal Health Seminar
MSD Animal Health recently hosted a comprehensive Intestinal Health Seminar in Birmingham, attended by many vets and producers and with a panel of experts with a wide experience of poultry intestinal health. ...
Impact of Lighting Types on Broiler Performance
A study at the University of Delaware shows that broiler performance in terms of breast and body weights was similar for two poultry-specific LED lamps and incandescent lamps and better than for CCFL....
Management Issues Addressed by Poultry Vets in Chicago
Experience with automatic weigh-scales and rising incidence of pendulous crop in turkeys were among the topics covered in the Poultry Management session of the 150th Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which was held in Chicago...
Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in an Urban Poultry Flock
A first report describing an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes causing depression, anorexia, panting and mortality in a backyard poultry flock in Washington State, US. ...
US Poultry Vets Explore Control of Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Six papers were included in the session on Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) at the 150th convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), held in Chicago in July 2013. The main focus was on improving disease control and characterising...
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. ...
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