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Assessing the economic burden of avian infectious bronchitis on poultry farms in Brazil
Taken together, the results show a significant and measurable economic impact on the broiler and breeder industries, with an age-dependent increasing trend and an association with multiple genetic types of the virus....
Whatever happened to the ostrich farms of Zimbabwe?
The swift decline of one of Zimbabwe’s boom industries is a cautionary tale of just how vulnerable poultry rearing can be in the face of government intervention, writes Ian Nkala...
Effects of three different live vaccination schemes against infectious bronchitis on the performance of broilers under field conditions
Avian infectious bronchitis (IB) is a major economic burden to poultry and, though its control is mainly based on vaccination with one or more serotypes of Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), the effects of different vaccines on the performance of...
Why does woody breast still have the industry stumped?
Woody breast has been a stumbling block industry-wide for the past ten years, but researchers have been getting closer to the root of the problem, writes Rachel Lane...
What’s new in vaccination
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing an even greater role in disease prevention, reports Glenneis Kriel...
How to... Individually weigh broilers from 21-28 days onwards by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
Study shows vaccination programmes containing both AI and IB vaccines are most effective to prevent respiratory diseases
The protection conferred by vaccination programs using IBV mass type H120, IBV variant 793B type CR88 and inactivated AIV H9N2 vaccines against a combined virulent challenge with Moroccan isolates of AIV H9N2 and infectious bronchitis virus....
The importance of lighting in poultry production
When managing a healthy, productive flock, getting the lighting conditions right could be more important than you think. Melanie Epp checks in with the bright sparks who are shining a spotlight on the problem...
Future-proofing: Can the US coordinate its efforts to stamp out future outbreaks?
Across the globe, from Europe to China and from the Philippines to New Zealand, 2017 saw a wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) devastate commercial operations and backyard flocks alike, writes Andrew Amelimckx...
Coccidiosis and welfare-friendly production systems for laying hens: A new connection
The last decade has without doubt been the most revolutionary ever regarding animal welfare in the poultry industry, especially in some parts of the world. It has been so in all the poultry production sectors, both meat and eggs. However, the egg sector...
Have you written your flock will yet?
Christine Heinrichs on why you owe it to your birds and posterity to sort out a plan for succession ...
How to... Bulk weigh broilers between 0 and 21 days by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
Could genetics counteract feather pecking?
Why a ban on beak trimming won’t stop the ‘super peckers’ going for feathers, Melanie Epp reports...
Review: Managing Breeds for a secure future
2nd Edition. Dr Phillip Sponenberg, Alison Martin and Jeanette Beranger ...
Can turkey researchers crack cryogenics?
Rachel Lane investigates how identifying and storing the genetic marker for turkey fertility could change the industry...
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