Poultry Health Today, Issue 1
Everything you need to know about the new guidelines for oral antimicrobials
What impact will FDA's new usage guidelines have on your production practices, the health and performance of your birds and perceptions of health-minded yet cost-conscious customers? Poultry Health Today editors take an in-depth look at FDA's Guidance for Industry No. 213 — the rationale behind it and the changes in store for the US poultry industry
- Everything you need to know about the new guidelines for oral antimicrobials
- Rating an antibiotic's importance to humans
- Why comply?
- How do antibiotics promote growth?
- Judicious drug use: The good, the bad and the ugly
Also in this issue
- Increased cVi988 vaccine use credited with decline in Marek's disease
- Methods of diagnosing enteric disease clarified
- Organic raw poultry not necessarily safer
- Supplemental bacitracin reduces mortality, C. perfringens in broilers
On the Docket
- Antibiotic use in livestock animals is contributing to human antibiotic resistance.
- MDR Salmonella in retail meats is a major public health threat.
- 80% of antibiotics in the US are used in farm animals.
- Better protection shown with recommended Marek's disease vaccine dose in two genetic lines
- Field trials on two continents show practical, economic benefits of E. coli vaccine in broilers
- Single dose of poulvac® iBMM+ark protects long-lived broilers for at least 9 weeks
- Studies demonstrate benefits of dual-needle in ovo vaccination for Marek's disease