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Avian Influenza Update and FAQ
An update on avian influenza and frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist), both at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2014
Among the notable items in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) were outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Europe and Great Britain, a continued increase in diagnoses of blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens, infectious...
Development of Vaccine-induced Immunity against TRT in Turkeys
The frequency of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) outbreaks and/or failure of TRT vaccination could be correlated with differences in the immunological status and/or the age at vaccination, according to this new work from Poland....
Effective Fumonisins Counteraction in Poultry
This study from Nutriad demonstrates that the presence of fumonisins in the feed has adverse effects on broiler productivity and health, which can be ameliorated by the inclusion of UNIKE Plus in the diet....
Understanding the True Impact of Non-Starch Polysaccharides in Poultry Diets
Dietary fibre, and non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) in particular, can have a substantial negative impact on monogastric digestion and performance, with restricted digestibility leading to significant reductions in feed efficiency and growth, says AB...
Study Examines How to Integrate Poultry with Pasture Species and Agroforestry Production
Researchers at the USDA-ARS at the University of Arkansas report on their investigation into alternative feeding systems, parasite control and pasture enrichment for free-range poultry combined with pasture, cattle and agro-forestry systems. ...
Managing Coccidiosis in Broiler Breeders
The management of coccidiosis in broiler breeders is reviewed by Dr Hector Cervantes of Phibro Animal Health Corp....
Mycotoxins: Unpredictable Contributors to Development of Infectious Diseases
Radka Borutova, Business development manager with Nutriad International (Belgium), presents a study demonstrating that effective mycotoxin control offers the opportunity to modify the response by broilers to vaccination and improve bird health and performance....
Effect of Mycotoxins on Egg Quality
Giving hens mouldy feed supplemented with a mycotoxin inactivator, Toxy-Nil Plus, resulted in yolk carotenoid levels and plasma uric acid concentrations after 20 and 50 days of the experiment being similar to hens fed good feed and restored egg production,...
Feed Mycotoxins Decrease Vaccine Efficacy
The use of effective mycotoxin control (TOXY-NIL Plus) offers an opportunity to modify significantly the broiler's response to vaccination and help to improve health and performance, reports Nutriad....
Enterococcus cecorum Infection in a Broiler Flock in Northern Germany
This case report describes for the first investigation of a broiler flock infected with Enterococcus cecorum over the course of the whole growing period. Early signs were pericarditis and hepatitis, while lameness developed later in the final week....
Managing Coccidiosis in Broilers: Then and Now
The development in coccidiosis control from in-feed anticoccidials to vaccines is explained by Dr Larry McDougald, one of the leading experts on coccidiosis in poultry in the United States....
Colibacillosis in Layers: an Overview
A review of the aetiology, routes of transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and intervention strategies against colibacillosis in pullets and laying hens from Hy-Line International. ...
Poultry Health Research Round-up
Recent research with broiler chickens has revealed that coccidiosis can be controlled by probiotics and genetic selection, while dietary organic acids help tackle other enteric diseases. A prebiotic/probiotic product has been found to be effective against...
Backyard Poultry Biosecurity
Useful information for smallholders and hobby farmers on keeping their poultry healthy and what to do if you see signs of disease, particularly avian influenza or Newcastle disease....
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