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Coccidiosis Control to Maximise Feed Utilisation
This article from Linnea Newman, DVM, describes how achieving good control of coccidiosis can improve feed consumption and utilisation, and thus productivity....
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 2: Analysis of Navels
Analysing chick quality is a key factor for the fine tuning of incubation conditions in order to maximise the genetic potential of the hatching eggs. This article focuses on the typical defects observed on the navels of day-old-chicks and how to investigate...
Differences in Water Quality Management Between Poultry and Pig Producers
Poultry and pig producers manage water quality in different ways. In the field, waterline cleaning protocols seem more frequent on poultry farms than on pig farms....
Biology of Coccidiosis-Causing Eimeria: an Example of Perfect Complexity
The Eimeria biological cycle is a very complex one and is comprised of intracellular, extracellular, asexual and sexual stages. ...
Global Patterns of Marek’s Disease Spread and Vaccination
Marek's disease is an important affliction of poultry flocks worldwide, and can cause mortality rates of up to 100 per cent. A speaker at Merial's Global Avian Forum, in Barcelona in April this year, discussed the prevalence and spread of the disease...
Why Brexit May Mean More Superbugs Threaten UK Poultry Industry
Poultry industry consultant Jeremy C. Hall spent over 16 years as the technical director at Bernard Matthews. Here he reviews the challenges that now face the UK as new trading agreements and hygiene standards are negotiated following the vote to leave...
Fowl Pox in Layers: An Overview
Fowl pox is a common and economically important disease of layers, causing drops in egg production and increased mortality....
Interview: Why is Eimeria Prevention Important in Your Flock?
Eimeria is a genus of parasites that infect chickens and cause coccidiosis, an extremely important disease affecting profitability for poultry producers. ...
Video: Causes and Effective Prevention of Newcastle Disease
Newcastle disease is a highly contagious disease that causes devastating losses in the global poultry industry....
Five Steps to Making Biosecurity Work on Your Farm
In his presentation during the 2016 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in St Paul, Minnesota, Dr Carey* focused on what we have learned from the recent past and how to implement a biosecurity programme unique to each farm. He emphasised that biosecurity...
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement: Part 1
In this article, the first in a series from Petersime, the baseline for a good chick quality assessment is described. In simple terms, how can one be sure that a certain issue is incubation related?...
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and editor of ‘Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems’, skills learned...
Coccidiosis in Poultry: Challenges Facing the Industry
Coccidiosis in poultry is one of the diseases that probably causes most damage in the broiler rearing industry....
Global Poultry Trends: Poultry to Boost Global Meat Market Share Above 36 Per Cent
World meat production in 2016 forecast at 320.7 million tonnes carcase weight equivalent, will show little change from last year, according to the latest Food Outlook Report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Industry analyst Terry Evans...
Protect Your Birds: How to Make the Most of Poultry Vaccines
There is a natural inclination to blame the vaccine when immunisation fails. Although this is a consideration, there are various other factors that could be to blame, Dr Scott Elliot from Protect a Chick told Glenneis Kriel....
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