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Monday, June 05, 2017
Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their communities through the World Rabies Day Awards....
Friday, June 02, 2017
Infectious bronchitis: The ‘eye of the storm’ for chicken health
Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers.Infectious bronchitis (IB) almost always tops the list....
Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurity
With more US poultry companies reducing or eliminating antibiotic use in the hatchery, poultry companies need to make an even greater effort to guard against costly bacterial infections....
IBDV: Management obstacles and options
For most broiler flocks, controlling infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and resulting immunosuppression is best accomplished with a strong breeder-vaccination program. ...
Options for Salmonella control in live poultry production
Salmonellosis remains one of the most common foodborne diseases in the US. It’s also the most costly foodborne disease in the US, causing an estimated $3.7 billion in medical expenses annually....
Has poultry-farm biosecurity improved since the 2015 HPAI outbreak?
More than 42 million commercial poultry, mostly layers, died in the 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the US. The catastrophe pointed to biosecurity gaps that needed remediation to reduce the risk of future outbreaks....
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Ensure Farm Biosecurity with Key Cards
GLOBAL - The introduction of a contagious disease to a farm represents a severe economic impact on a flock. ...
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions....
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Clear Advantage for Clear Feed Tray
Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry stores have received their first shipments of a new type of feed tray. Manufactured from post-consumer waste, the Pur-Chick Clear Feeder Tray is different than the paper or plastic trays currently in use....
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer, distributor and dealer adds their own margin...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Biosecurity in Poultry Production: What Makes it Work — and What Doesn’t
GLOBAL - Over the past several years, the US poultry industry has been challenged by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In fact, every year since the 1970s, we have on average identified one new disease or a more virulent strain of a known...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Chilean Broiler Producer Saves Energy with Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System
CHILE - One of the leading broiler producers in Chile, Don Pollo, has commissioned a Chick Master CC3 Ventilation System in their hatchery....
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Are there Practical Alternatives to Ionophores?
GLOBAL - Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials....
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
S. Enteritidis Shedding More Frequent in Conventional than in Enriched Cages
GLOBAL - Fecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a study from USDA and North Carolina State University...
Friday, June 17, 2016
Condemnations, Mortality Shift Focus to E. coli Vaccination in Some Broiler Flocks
GLOBAL - While infectious bronchitis remains a serious threat to broiler health, it often opens the door to the more costly secondary infection, Escherichia coli, explained Kalen Cookson, DVM, director of clinical research at Zoetis....
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Poultry Grower Competitive with GrowerSELECT Feeder
US - When Billy Dossett, a poultry producer in Collins Mississippi, USA, decided to replace the 14-year-old feeding system in his broiler houses, he turned to Georgia Poultry to supply the equipment....
Friday, May 06, 2016
“Cleanliness is Key” - Preventing Diseases Transmitted by Humans
GLOBAL - Health and hygiene are the backbone of every successful poultry business. ...
Halamid®: On-farm Biosecurity Still Needs Enforcement
GLOBAL - With the upsurge in occurrences of avian influenza since 2014 in various parts of the world, the discussion related to appropriate measures for containment has taken a new swing as well. ...
Campylobacter: Pre-Harvest Research in the US
US - Despite significant progress by the poultry industry in reducing foodborne pathogens, the rates of human illness persist. ...
Friday, March 04, 2016
Reducing Salmonella and Campylobacter in Broilers
GLOBAL - Poultry companies have made great progress in meeting food safety objectives, yet poultry meat remains a major source of the Salmonella and Campylobacter that cause foodborne illness....
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Antibiotic Free Poultry Is Key Industry Driver
ANALYSIS - The move to antibiotic free production is one of the key drivers in the poultry industry as consumers demand what they perceive as a healthier product, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo...
 
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