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The PoultrySite Newsletter - 29th January 2009

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Thursday 29th January 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, reporters from ThePoultrySite editorial team visited Atlanta to bring you the latest news from the International Poultry Science Forum. The forum presented information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products, and avian diseases. See what we discovered in the links below.

 » Eggshell Contamination Not Affected by Hen Housing
 » Controlling Salmonella in Poultry Plants
 » DDGS has Little Effect on Poultry Meat Quality
 » Improving Airflow and Saving Costs in Poultry Houses
 » Awards for Students
 » Happy Chickens' Concept to Drive Future Research Priorities
 » Irradiated Virus to Form In Ovo Salmonella Vaccine

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Cooling Broiler Chickens by Direct Sprinkling
University of Arkansas researchers describe their studies into the efficacy of sprinkling water on broilers during the hot summer months in the Winter 2008 issue of the University's Avian Advice, by G.T. Tabler, I.L. Berry, Y. Liang, T.A. Costello and H. Xin.
Energy Savings Tips
Energy savings in turkey rearing can be made in nine key areas, explained Sanjay B. Shah of the University of North Carolina at the 2008 North Carolina Turkey Days.
Chlorinated Poultry Meat - Is Cure Better than Prevention?
AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, has published its annual report for 2008, which includes a chapter outlining its view on the chlorination of poultry meat. Chlorinated water is used in some countries as a carcass rinse to remove pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella.
Organic Poultry Production in the United States - Living Conditions and Housing
In organic poultry production systems, birds are raised without cages in housing that allows outdoor access, are fed organic feed and managed with proactive practices and natural treatments. Organic Poultry Production in the United States was published by ATTRA in 2008.
Optisec; High-capacity manure drying tunnel for a 
maximum dry-matter content
* Company News

Hubbard Launches the Hubbard Yield
US - During the International Poultry Exhibition in Atlanta (28-30 January 2009) Hubbard will launch a new product for the broiler industry, the Hubbard Yield. The company says the new bird offers the optimum balance from breeder through to processing.
Pfizer to Acquire Wyeth, Creating the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Company
US - Pfizer and Wyeth today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Wyeth in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at $50.19 per share, or a total of approximately $68 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the combination.
New Manufacturing Facility Open for Innovative Poultry Vaccine Technology
THE NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces the opening of its new SPHEREON vaccine manufacturing facility in Boxmeer.
Cobb Europe Acquires Kabir Breeds
EU - Kabir International which specialises in coloured chickens for niche markets around the world has been acquired by Cobb Europe Ltd.
Microgen Formulation Kills Leptospira biflexa
GENERAL - Indo-American based Poultry disinfectant company Microgen, Inc., recently announced the release of their D-125, 2009 efficacy overview list, which declares 171 claims, including the Leptospira biflexa bacterium.
Paracox-5 Coccidiosis vaccine
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Click here for this week's bird flu news

   Australia

 » Marek's Disease Virus is not Ubiquitous

   United Kingdom

 » NFU Supports Informed Choice over Welfare
 » BPC Comments on Chicken Welfare TV Programme
 » FSA Release Progress Update on Feed Regulations

   Indonesia

 » WHO: AI Situation in Indonesia

   Canada

 » How Maple Leaf is Rebuilding Consumer Confidence
 » New Opportunities for Biofuels and Livestock Sector
 » AI Response Continues in British Columbia
 » Regulatory Changes for Addressing Listeria Expected
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   United States

 » Salmonella 'Common in US Poultry'
 » Algae May Boost Omega-3 in US Chicken
 » Will US Consumers Eat Up GM Meat Rule?
 » The Changing Face of US Livestock
 » Using Poultry Litter in Tall Fescue Seed Production
 » New Insights into Avian E. coli
 » Bankruptcy Court Approves Don Jackson as President of Pilgrim's Pride
 » Study: Indiana Livestock Can't Consume all DDGS
 » New Poultry Permits Delayed by Lawsuits
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Export Progress
 » December Egg Production Down Slightly
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
 » Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 2 Per Cent from Last Year

   India

 » First Case of Bird Flu Reported in Sikkim, India

   Bangladesh

 » Three New Bird Flu Outbreaks in Bangladesh
Hatchery climate contol from Pas Reform
   Russian Federation

 » Prices for Ready-to-Cook Products Set to Rise
 » Russian Poultry Production to Grow by 12 Per Cent

   Kenya

 » Farmers Struggle with High Feed Prices

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Consumers Want End to Killing 'Layer Males'

   Nepal

 » No Case of AI Infection Reported in Kathmandu
 » Unknown Disease Kills Over 1000 Chickens in Nepal

   Sweden

 » Free-Range Chickens May Be Less Healthy

   European Union

 » EU: Create Level Playing Field for Welfare at Slaughter
Classic from Hubbard
   France

 » EC Authorises Restructuring Aid for French Firm

   Netherlands Antilles

 » Scope for Animal Health & Nutrition Broadened

   Korea, South

 » Seoul to Lift Ban on UK Pork and Poultry

   Ireland

 » Agri Minister Launches Animal Health Ireland



That's all for this week!

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