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Infectious bronchitis virus: New variants, cross-protection and control
Infectious bronchitis (IB) is extremely difficult to manage because different types of the virus causing the disease do not cross-protect, says Mark Jackwood, PhD, an IB authority at the University of Georgia.
for achieving sustainable
As long as chickens are raised on litter, coccidiosis will remain a threat to the poultry industry, according to H. David Chapman, PhD, a coccidiosis specialist at the University of Arkansas.
Kinky back takes costly toll on
broilers at 4 to 6 weeks
Broiler producers should watch for signs of kinky back, an emerging bacterial disease that often leads to lameness and dehydration, says Drew Parker, DVM, Zoetis.
Facing poultry’s consumer
“If we thought we just needed to tell consumers the answers to certain questions and they would get it, we are wrong,” says Bruce Stewart-Brown, DVM, Perdue Farms. He joined four other panelists for a webinar discussion hosted by Watt Global Media and sponsored by Zoetis.
British vets question
health, welfare of
While activists tout the happier, healthier life of free-range chickens, veterinarians in Great Britain have expressed concern about the practice’s safety and long-term sustainability.
Dr. Casey Ritz of the University of Georgia presents a checklist for poultry farmers to assess the biosecurity risk on their farm.