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How to Keep Your Backyard Flock Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Help your flock stay happy and healthy by remembering these essential summertime tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Bed Bugs: Difficult Pests to Control in Poultry Breeder Flocks
Bed bug infestations in poultry houses have negative consequences for poultry health, welfare and productivity. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe the life cycle of bed bugs, the impacts on flocks,...
UK Disease Report: Cases of Spinal Abscess, Marek's Disease
Cases of spinal abcess in broilers, Marek's disease in backyard pullets, and respiratory disease in pheasants all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in...
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 3
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 3 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on sanitation, pest control, litter...
Gout Management in Poultry
This article from the technical service team at Provimi Animal Nutrition India explains the symptoms of gout, its many different causes, and how producers can use management techniques to reduce its incidence....
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 1
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. Angel I. Salazar brings us his empirical field observations on this malady. (Part 1 of...
Importance of Vitamins in Poultry Production
Vitamins are a group of organic compounds that poultry only require in small quantities, but they are essential for normal body functions, growth, and reproduction, writes Harsh Pandit for ThePoultrySite....
How Do Wild Birds Spread Avian Flu?
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) is a problem in the poultry industry, and has the potential to evolve into highly pathogenic versions of the disease (HPAI). A scientific report from various scientific institutions in North America recently looked...
Australian Egg Farms Meeting Challenge of Salmonella
Eliminating Salmonella on egg farms is impossible, so the risk to human health needs to be thoroughly managed and controlled....
Vaccinating to Reduce Risks from Chronic Respiratory Disease
Live F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) vaccines are presently being used to help control field-strain chronic respiratory disease Mycoplasma gallisepticum outbreaks....
Poultry Health Basics – Planning Disease Prevention
Disease prevention focuses primarily on dedicated planning and sound management practices that keep infectious diseases out in the first place and stop non-infectious diseases before they start....
Finding New Methods to Detect Chicken Anaemia Virus
Chicken infectious anaemia has become an emerging threat to the poultry industry worldwide....
UK Avian Disease Emerging Threats Report: January-March 2015
The UK's avian disease emerging threats report for the first quarter of 2015 describes cases of enterococcal and streptococcal infections, colibacillosis of several types, and an unusual diagnosis of leucocis in chickens....
Economic Implications of the 2014-2015 Bird Flu
As the infection rate of avian influenza in the US slows, the economic implications could be only just beginning, write John Newton and Todd Kuethe from the University of Illinois' Farmdoc Daily project....
Bird Flu Rocking Heart of US Turkey Production Region
The US poultry sector and in particular the turkey sector has been rocked by incidents of avian influenza since the turn of the year....
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