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Reducing the Threat of Salmonella and Campylobacter on the Processing Line
Pre-harvest interventions, adequate sanitary dressing procedures at slaughter, and adequate sanitary conditions during further processing are a part of an integrated approach to reduce the public health impact of Salmonella and Campylobacter in a poultry...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Trade Growth Slows
While the trade in chicken meat continues to grow, the rate of increase is slowing, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans....
Maximum Phytate Destruction
Phytate (IP6) is a significant anti-nutrient, binding other key nutrients important for growth including Ca, Zn, Fe, plus other trace minerals and amino acids. Dietary phytate can increase maintenance costs and reduce energy utilization for growth, writes...
Avian Influenza in the US: What Really Happened?
Dozens of recent news articles have reported on the facts, findings and frequent updates regarding the recent outbreaks of avian influenza in the United States, writes Prof Guillermo Zavala from the University of Georgia. ...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Meat Output to Exceed 100 Million Tonnes
The Americas is the largest chicken meat producing region in the world, but the industry there has grown more slowly than in other regions in recent years, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
Best Practice in the Broiler House: Biosecurity
Biosecurity creates hygienic conditions within the poultry house to minimise the adverse effects of disease, optimise bird performance and welfare and provide assurance on food safety issues. ...
Modelling Hindgut Fermentation in Chickens
The monogastric hindgut produces beneficial volatile fatty acids, including butyrate. Diamond V's 'Intestinal Activity Modifier Model' helps us know how, writes Tom Weigand, MS, Fermentation Scientist at Diamond V....
Myths About Poultry House Disinfection Busted
With antibiotic resistance becoming a major concern across the world, farmers will become increasingly dependant on biosecurity and disinfection to prevent diseases. Unfortunately, there are a few misconceptions about disinfection that could weaken this...
A Guide to Preventing Poultry House Fires
Poultry house fires can be a disaster for a producer, resulting in the loss not only of the house itself, but also the flock inside it. Large-scale producers can lose flocks in the tens of thousands, not to mention the costs of replacing the equipment...
Mycotoxin Survey 2014 - Focus on Russian Poultry and Swine Feed
The State Scientific Institution All-Russian Poultry Research and Technology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences will implement multiple mycotoxin detection to help better understand threats to livestock. ...
Chickens for Christmas: Ghana's Unique Poultry Market
Francis de Heer describes the development of the poultry meat industry in Ghana, and the challenges the industry must overcome in future....
Antioxidative Potential of Phytogenics
Phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) are effective in improving the antioxidant status of animals, as confirmed by an elevated antioxidative status in blood plasma, meat and the intestinal tract, writes Basharat Syed....
Chemistry of Oxidative Disinfectants
Oxidative disinfectants share the property of acting on microbes by oxidising their proteins and cells. This aggressive chemical reaction ‘burns up’ and dismembers the very structure of the molecule which is oxidised, thus very effectively destroying...
Charting Predominant IB Strains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Infectious bronchitis poses an on­going risk to the global poultry industry. In nearly every country, field viruses of various serotypes and genotypes challenge chicken flocks, rendering vaccination a compulsory part of the veterinary health management...
Fumonisins in Poultry: Fact or Fiction?
In the past, fumonisins were not considered a threat to the poultry industry. ...
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