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Use of Live Oocyst Vaccine in the Control of Turkey Coccidiosis
Live oocyst vaccination can be used effectively as a preventive against avian coccidiosis in commercially reared turkeys, concluded the scientists from their results of this experiment in Brazil....
Research Examines Impact of Stocking Density in Enriched Colony Cages
Researchers at Michigan State University found minimal differences in measures of production and well-being at the various stocking densities, from 464 to 929 square centimetres per bird during the period of 17 to 69 weeks of age, and suggest that future...
Effects of Broiler Production System on Health Care Costs
A Wageningen University study found differences in health costs between farms in the Netherlands but they were unable to identify any significant effects of the broiler production system on these costs, which were very low compared to other expenses such...
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2013
Among the highlights in this quarterly report are the re-emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in China as well as in the UK the detection of livestock-associated MRSA and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers....
Managing Turkeys for Optimum Health and Performance
As pressure increases to reduce further antibiotic use in animal production, we need to come up with smarter ways to prevent and control diseases. Editor, Jackie Linden, reports on some of the work to come up with effective alternative solutions from...
Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to Humans
Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Centre explains how influenza viruses jump from animals to people and what can be done to mitigate risks for public health....
Effect of Dietary Levels of Canola Meal on Performance, Digestibility and Gut Morphology of Broilers
A new experiment in Brazil reveals that canola meal can be added at levels up to 16.7 per cent in diets for broilers without affecting the key variables of growth performance. Higher inclusion had some adverse effects on nutrient digestibility and the...
Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
Health Check for Poultry Against Avian Influenza
A brief overview of recent research by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists into the avian influenza virus as they investigate the types of viruses involved, the role of ducks and the vaccines available....
Chickens Open Wide for Gelatin Bead Vaccine
A new vaccine delivery system developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service to prevent diseases like coccidiosis seems to be more attractive to chicks than traditional methods.By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff....
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production
A guide to bone biology in the laying hen is explained by Hy-Line....
Reducing Losses from Blackhead Disease
New research from the University of Georgia reveals that chicken litter may pose a risk of transmitting blackhead to turkey flocks, while their work to vaccinate birds against the disease was unsuccessful....
Bone Characteristics and Femoral Strength in Commercial Tom Turkeys
Reducing the energy and protein levels in the diet of male turkeys to 60 per cent of NRC recommendations improved both the strength and quality of the leg bones in a Michigan State University experiment. Bone length and ash content were not different...
Incidence of Gastrocnemius Tendon Rupture in Broilers
More tendon ruptures were observed in broilers reared during cooler months in this US trial, which the researchers attributed to the use of a growth promoter resulting in heavier bodyweights....
Studies Demonstrate Benefits of Dual-needle in-ovo Vaccination for Marek’s Disease
In a new study, broiler chickens vaccinated in ovo with a dual-needle delivery system were better protected from Marek’s disease than those receiving the same vaccine with a conventional single-needle system, according to Dr Taylor Barbosa of Zoetis....
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