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On-farm Control Measure to Protect Broiler Chickens against Campylobacter
Campylobacter is a zoonotic bacterium of international importance, cited by the World Health Organisation as the number one food-borne pathogen in the developed world, writes Tom Humphrey, Professor of Bacteriology and Food Safety at the College of Medicine...
Mortality Management Options for Georgia Poultry Growers
The pros and cons of the various options for the disposal of dead birds are explained by Dr Casey W. Ritz, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia. Much of the information provided is applicable to other US states and countries....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2013
Among the highlights in this quarterly report are the re-emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in China as well as in the UK the detection of livestock-associated MRSA and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers....
Effects of Broiler Production System on Health Care Costs
A Wageningen University study found differences in health costs between farms in the Netherlands but they were unable to identify any significant effects of the broiler production system on these costs, which were very low compared to other expenses such...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Nearly One-fifth of Turkey Meat Exported
Around 18 per cent of the turkey meat produced worldwide is traded, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest review of the sector. The United States, Brazil and the European Union are the top exporting countries, accounting for around...
Chlorine Dioxide Versus Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Byron Stein, Editor of 'Drumstick', explores the differences between conventional chlorination and chlorine dioxide for water sanitation....
Do We Understand Hatch of Fertiles Correctly?
Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist at the Pas Reform Academy, explains the different ways to calculate egg hatchability....
Effect of Housing System on Egg Quality During Extended Storage
Current US egg quality standards should effectively define quality for commercially produced conventional cage, enriched colony cage and cage-free aviary eggs, according to a new study led by USDA ARS, which found some differences in eggshell and albumen...
Effect of Bac-D on Hatchability, Conductance, Growth Rate and Feed Conversion in Turkey Poults
Feed conversion ratio was significantly better at 21 days of age in poults that had hatched from eggs that had been sanitised with a wound disinfectant, Bac-D, than from eggs washed with water, according to new research from North Carolina State University....
Managing Turkeys for Optimum Health and Performance
As pressure increases to reduce further antibiotic use in animal production, we need to come up with smarter ways to prevent and control diseases. Editor, Jackie Linden, reports on some of the work to come up with effective alternative solutions from...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: US Produces Half the World’s Turkey Meat
Half of global turkey meat output is the the United States, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in his latest review of this sector....
Deep Pectoral Myopathy (Green Muscle Disease) in Broilers
Deep pectoral myopathy (DPM) is a degenerative muscle disease of heavy chickens and turkeys commonly referred to as 'Green Muscle Disease'. Mississippi State University Extension Service explains the causes of the condition and measures you can take to...
Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris....
Performance of Broiler Breeder Females from 1980 and 2000 under Different Feeding Regimes
Research from Israel shows that for broiler breeder females, threshold bodyweight for entry into lay is primarily a matter of lean body mass rather than body fat content. Overfeeding was confirmed to affect adversely reproductive performance....
Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to Humans
Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Centre explains how influenza viruses jump from animals to people and what can be done to mitigate risks for public health....
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