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Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
How Do Drying Techniques Affect Dried Egg Quality?
Egg processing continues to grow around the world, with an increased demand for dried egg products for industrial as well as consumer uses. The results of two poster presentations on dried egg processing were presented at the International Poultry Scientific...
Avian Urolithiasis (Visceral Gout): An Overview
Visceral gout is a condition of chickens that has been recognised for more than 30 years. Due to its striking lesions, many names have been used to describe visceral gout, such as acute toxic nephritis, renal gout, kidney stones, nutritional gout, nephrosis...
Vaccination to Control Coccidiosis in Cage and Floor-reared Layer Pullets
Coccidiosis vaccination for layer pullets has become more common, whether the birds are raised in cages, aviary systems or on the floor, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Halting the Evolution of Marek's Disease Towards More Virulent Forms
Marek's disease is an important affliction of poultry flocks worldwide, and can cause mortality rates of up to 100 per cent. At Merial's Global Avian Forum in Barcelona in April, John Dunn from the US Department of Agriculture's Avian Disease and Oncology...
Coccidial Vaccination and Feed Strategy
Feeding strategy should be considered when vaccinating with a live coccidial vaccine, especially under antibiotic free conditions, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Treatment of Poultry Litter by Windrowing: Evaluation on Commercial Farms
Corina Bernigaud and Juan Martín Gange, from INTA (National Institute of Agricultural Technology) Experimental Station, Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina, discuss poultry litter management techniques. The aim of the two experiments discussed was to...
Antibiotic Free Production and Coccidiosis Control
A series of press releases by prominent US restaurant chains and wholesalers demanding poultry raised ‘without antibiotics that are important to humans’ (number one restaurant chain, McDonald's) or ’no antibiotics ever’ (number three chain, Subway)...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 3: Feathering as a Measure of Chick Quality
Chick quality is becoming more and more important. A hatchery must produce quality chicks in order to meet the expectations of the farmer, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV....
DNA Diagnostics Aid Fight Against Coccidiosis in Poultry
In the fight against infectious diseases, the first step is the correct identification of the causative agent, and the symptoms and lesions that it causes in the host....
Management of Coccidiosis Vaccination: First Critical Weeks
Coccidiosis immunity is developed through multiple exposures to the Eimeria parasite antigens, writes Linnea Newman, DVM....
Poultry Industry Technology Lagging Behind the Times
While people around the world are bracing themselves for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it seems as if the poultry industry is still stuck in the 1960s in terms of technological development. Glenneis Kriel reports....
Coccidiosis Control Strategies Utilising Vaccination
Coccidiosis vaccination has become a significant control strategy for broiler integrators, reaching 25 per cent of all broilers placed in the US (2015), according to estimates by MSD Animal Health. Linnea Newman, DVM, reports....
Video: Preventing Infectious Bronchitis Using Vaccines
Infectious bronchitis is an acute, highly contagious disease of major economic importance in commerical chicken flocks throughout the world....
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