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Thursday 23rd May 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Study Reveals Extent of Breaks in Animal Health Product Cold Chain

Animal health products including vaccines and antibiotics usually have defined storage conditions to maintain their efficacy. These conditions, stated on the packaging, need to be kept to throughout the supply chain but a recently published case study involving beef producers in Idaho has revealed less-than-ideal refrigeration storage conditions for these products at retailers and on-farm.

Idaho beef producers and animal health product retailers participated in a study to gather data on the handling and management of animal health products.

In the study, the University of Idaho placed data loggers in 176 refrigerators (129 belonging to producers and 47 with retailers), recording temperatures in 10-minute intervals for a minimum of 48 hours.

The approximate age, type and location of the producers' refrigerators were recorded, along with where the products were stored in the refrigerator. An inventory of each producers' refrigerator was taken, with expired and opened products recorded.

Almost one-third (31 per cent) of the producers' refrigerators maintained the recommended temperature range of 2 to 7°C for more than 95 per cent of the time but one-third (33 per cent) of the producers' refrigerators maintained the recommended temperature range less than five per cent of the time.

Thirty-four per cent of the retailers' refrigerators were within the recommended temperature range for more than 95 per cent of the time. However, 17 per cent were in the range less than five per cent of the time. More than 40 per cent of retailers did not monitor refrigerator temperatures.

Turning to news of bird flu, no new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported in China in the last week and officials are doing their utmost to convince the local population that the danger is over, including eating poultry meat in public. H7N9-positive samples are still being reported at some markets.

Shanghai retailers are now allowed to sell chicken meat again, which will come as a relief to hard-pressed poultry farmers who have seen close to a market collapse for their product over the last few weeks.

Low-pathogenic H7N1 avian flu has been reported in breeding hens at a farm in the Spanish region of Catalonia in the last week. Of the 12,000-plus birds in the flock, 133 died and rest have been destroyed.

In Mexico, surveillance has uncovered no new cases of bird flu in Puebla, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) .

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Evaporative Cooling Systems: How and Why They Work
The key to getting the most out of any evaporative cooling system is to move the maximum amount of air through the house, according to Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 3 - Control of Coccidiosis
The causes, clinical signs and control of coccidiosis in small flocks of poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pheasants) by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS.

Amino Acid Requirements of Broiler Breeders at Peak Production
In three experiments, a team of North American researchers estimated the amino acid requirements of broiler breeders at peak production for egg mass, body weight and fertility. Among their recommendations is that lysine and isoleucine should be provided for maximum hatching egg production but an excess may reduce fertility.

Egg Production Performance of the Local Kabyle Hen and its Crossbreeds with ISA-Brown Strain in Semi-Intensive Conditions
Compared to the Kabyle (the local breed in Algeria), a line crossed with an ISA-Brown had better egg production and egg quality, according to new research. The scientists warned that, for the crossbreeding to be sustainable, a plan to conserve the native gene pool will be needed.

Oral Immunisation with an Attenuated Salmonella Gallinarum Mutant as a Fowl Typhoid Vaccine with a Live Adjuvant Strain
Researchers in South Korea report that immunisation with LTB-adjuvant strain JOL1229 significantly increased the immune response and provide protection against fowl typhoid without adverse effects on bodyweight, egg production or egg contamination.

Flies and Fly Problems
Information on the types of flies found on farms that may need to be controlled from 'Fly Management: How to Comply with Your Environmental Permit' from the UK's Environment Agency.

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

NFU, JA Zenchu Statement on Lima Round of TPP Negotiations
House of Raeford Focuses on Chicken Business
House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill
NFU Encouraged by 2013 Farm Bill Momentum
Study Examines Bacteria, Resistance in Retail Meats
Poll Shows Strong Support for Country of Origin Labelling
Animal Welfare Panel Formed at Tyson
Separate Farm Bills Passed by House and Senate
Study Reveals Poor Storage Conditions for Health Products
Corn, Soybean Prices Continue to Retrace 2012 Drought Rally
USPOULTRY Clinic to Focus on Hatchability, Production Efficiencies
Evidence of Campylobacter Found in Chicks Embryos
Land O'Lakes Shows 'Solid' First Quarter Performance
Missouri Licensing Rules Relaxed for Some Egg Sellers
AFBF Welcomes Senate Judiciary Passage of Immigration Reform Bill


Philippines Agriculture, Fisheries Grows 3.3 Per Cent in Q1 2013


EO Water, Lactic Acid Promising for Campy Control on Broiler Carcasses

   European Union

Antibiotic Resistance Study Finds Differences between Member States


Human H7N9 Cases Linked to Poultry or Live Markets
China Rallies Poultry Industry as Bird Flu Fears Wane
Officials Eat Poultry to Restore Confidence
Shanghai to Allow Chicken Sales Again
Chicken Sample in Guangdong Found to Contain H7N9 Virus


Marfrig to Close Some Poultry and Beef Plants
Broiler Carcass Chill Method Affects Pathogens, Not Meat Sensory Quality
BIRD FLU: Shanghai to Allow Chicken Sales Again; H7N9 Virus Detected in Chicken Sample; HK Bans Catalonian Poultry Imports


Chick Killing Allegations Announced by Ministry


Ghana Expo to Showcase Poultry Industry
Injaro Invests in Côte d'Ivoire Poultry Sector


New Outbreak of Low-Path Bird Flu in Lower Saxony


Import Tariff Lifted to Address Bird Flu Shortfall
SENASICA Reports No Further Bird Flu Cases


MHP Looks to Exports for Future Growth


Minimum Monthly Chicken Output Set at 30,000 Tonnes

   United Kingdom

What's Best about Pig, Poultry Production to Attract Best Staff
Large Joins BPC as Chief Executive
Good and Bad News from EU Manure Investigations

   South Africa

Increased Duties Will Hike Chicken Prices
IEC Cape Town 2013 Conference Hotel
Poultry Group Denies Tariff Would Cause Inflation


Taiwan Offers Cash Incentives for Poultry Slaughter Ban


Live Chicken Supply Exceeds Demand


LPAI in Cataluna Affects Breeding Hens


Poultry Sector Seeks Ban on Maize Export


JB Says No Current Plans to Hike Chicken Price


Broiler Meat, Egg Demand to Grow on Rising Purchasing Power
Poultry Feed Seen Flat in Near-term


Haiti a Lucrative Market for Jamaica Broilers


African Livestock, Poultry Exhibition Opens

   Hong Kong

HK Bans Catalonian Poultry Product Imports


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