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Interview: Murilo Quintiliano, FAI do Brasil
FAI do Brasil is a farm with a difference; it was created to demonstrate that environmentally and ethically sound agricultural practices can be economically viable. Ellen Hardy meets Executive Director Murilo Quintiliano to find out more....
Avian Influenza and the Outlook for the Global Animal Protein Industry
The outlook for the global animal protein industry is bright and poultry is going to be the winning protein in the next decade when the world population expands and incomes rise....
Supporting Sustainable Animal Production with Feed Enzymes
Simply stated, a growing human population means an increasing demand for food, and animal protein will make up a large part of meeting this increasing demand, writes Dr. Ajay Bhoyar – Senior Manager, Global Poultry Marketing, Novus International,...
Cross-Protection Vaccination Studies
Avian influenza (AI) outbreaks are originated by different Hemagglutinin (HA) serotype viruses, including the H5 and H7 that are involved in highly pathogenic (HP) avian influenza. ...
The Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Precision Delivery Coated Butyrate in a Necrotic Enteritis Model in Broilers
Necrotic enteritis (NE) is an important enteric disease in poultry, caused by the overgrowth of certain Clostridium perfringens strains, which evokes intestinal tissue damage....
How Unregulated Use of Antibiotics is Undermining Poultry Success in India
Greater affluence across India is driving an unprecedented growth in demand for animal protein. A Nair investigates the role of antibiotics in this boom for the Indian poultry industry....
Mexico Fights Back After Bird Flu
Mexico’s poultry industry suffered a setback in 2012 with an outbreak of avian influenza that resulted in the loss of millions of birds, but since then it has been rebounding. Nuria Martínez Herráez finds out more....
Antibiotic-free Poultry Production
The use of sound management practices, appropriate dietary adjustments and good vaccines and vaccination practices could go a long way in reducing producers’ reliance on antibiotics for disease prevention. GlenneisKrielmeetsDr Jonathan Wright, veterinary...
Poultry is Defenseless against Molds and Mycotoxins: Can We Help?
Aspergillus flavus is an extremely common soil fungus and an opportunistic pathogen of crops. The optimum temperature for A. flavus to grow is 37ºC, but fungal growth can be observed at temperatures ranging from 12 to 48ºC....
Using Nature as a Reference: Restoring the Viability to that of Fresh Eggs
The diminishing hatchability of eggs that goes hand in hand with increasing egg age has always been a nuisance to hatchery managers and production planners alike....
Choosing the Right Coccidiosis Vaccine for Layer and Breeder Chickens
GLOBAL - Layer and breeder birds have a long life that is under constant threat of coccidiosis, which can cause mortality, hurt pullet uniformity or reduce egg production. ...
How Responsible Use of Antibiotics Still Allows Producing Healthy Productive Birds
To ensure sustainable animal production, maintaining optimum gastrointestinal health and functionality is essential. ...
Improving Performance of Broilers Fed Lower Digestible Protein Diets
The search for alternative protein sources in feedstuffs, is a field of research that is gaining considerable attention. For example, soy bean meal (SBM) and fish meal are easily digestible and have traditionally been the main sources of proteins in poultry...
Vaccination to Control Coccidiosis in Cage and Floor-Reared Layer Pullets
GLOBAL - Coccidiosis vaccination for layer pullets has become more common, whether the birds are raised in cages, aviary systems or on the floor. Vaccination has been a successful method of coccidiosis control in broiler breeder replacements for decades,...
Preventing Disease Spread in Backyard Flocks
Backyard flocks are generally healthy, like the people who keep them. Just like their keepers, though, illness can strike. You can minimise the damage by protecting your flock from disease and limiting it if and when one of your chickens shows up sick,...
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