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Thursday 3rd July 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Focus on 'One Health': Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens

In the last week, there have been several reports in the news relating to the links between animal health and human health, in particular, on antibiotic resistance and foodborne pathogens.

Recently, researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) reported finding some fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli on chicken meat. In response, The Australian Chicken Meat Federation said that these resistant bacteria could not be the result of the use of fluoroquinolone in the poultry industry as fluoroquinolones are not and never have been approved for use in chickens in Australia.

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report showing progress and problems among foodborne germs it tracks.

Whilst expressing some concerns, CDC commented that most recent data shows that multi-drug resistant Salmonella decreased during the past 10 years and resistance to two important groups of drugs – cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones – remained low in 2012.

Campylobacter resistance to ciprofloxacin remained at 25 per cent, despite FDA’s 2005 withdrawal of its approval for the use of enrofloxacin in poultry. Both these drugs are classed as fluoroquinolones. And although fluoroquinolone resistance remained low in 2012, Salmonella enteritidis – the most common Salmonella type and one sometimes found in poultry – accounted for 50 per cent of infections resistant to the fluoroquinolone drug nalidixic acid.

This week, UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.

In another update, CDC reports 251 confirmed infections with Salmonella in people linked to the handling of live poultry from one supplier in Ohio.

A new study at the University of California Davis has identified risky food safety practices in home kitchens, including under-cooking chicken and inadequate hand-washing.

New research published by the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom gives the most detailed picture yet of how many people suffer from food poisoning in the UK every year and how much food poisoning can be attributed to different foods.

The report finds that poultry meat is the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning and that Campylobacter is the most common pathogen in foods.

And finally on foodborne pathogens, contrary to popular belief, it appears that the foodborne pathogen, Campylobacter jejuni, is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry.

University of Liverpool researchers have found that one breed of chickens showed damage to the gut mucosa and developed diarrhoea after an experimental infection with Campylobacter.

Turning to news of H7N9 influenza, four human cases of H7N9 flu have been confirmed in Taiwanese patients, all of them after they returned from visiting mainland China. In Egypt, a man is seriously ill after contracting H5N1 flu.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

European Showcase for Poultry Housing Innovations
Innovators in poultry housing and equipment took advantage of the VIV Europe 2014 trade show to display their latest designs. Jackie Linden reports on those that were recognised by the organisers in the Innovations Gallery at the event.

One Producer's Journey to Next Generation of Layer Housing
A Canadian egg producer explains the challenges and rewards of building a furnished cage system for his organisation's hens.

Update: LEDs for Broiler House Lighting
The National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) at Auburn University has been closely monitoring broiler house lighting developments over the past several years. Gene Simpson, Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell and Jim Donald share their experiences and offer advice over the best choices for broiler growers.

Farm Risk Factors for Salmonella Contamination of Eggs
An Iowa State University study indicates that adherence to a Salmonella vaccination programme and the elimination of infected rodents are the most effective measures to minimise the risk of Salmonella contamination of eggs from non-caged hens kept in small and medium-sized flocks.

Anticoccidial-sensitivity Testing Shows Consistency, Efficacy of Lasalocid
Recent testing of the most widely used in-feed anticoccidials show they all produce variable results with different Eimeria isolates, but the divalent ionophore, lasalocid, produced the best combination of efficacy and consistency, according to Zoetis.

Keeping the Hatchery Free of Aspergillus
Advice on the prevention and treatment of Aspergillus mould in the hatchery from Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform.

Effects of Protein Source and Nutrient Density in the Diets of Male Broilers from 8 to 21 Days of Age on Subsequent Growth
Diets with a high amino acid or energy density from days 8 to 21 of age improved growth during the grower feeding phase and affected eventual meat yield, according to new research from Mississippi State University. The high-energy diet also saved on overall feed costs.

Company News

Matthieu Andre Joins Hubbard SAS as Project Manager
FRANCE - Hubbard has appointed Matthieu Andre as R&D project manager.
Halamid Brings Rapid Action Against Salmonella
FRANCE - Although outbreaks have been traced to a variety of food types, Salmonella is most often associated with poultry products and is considered a veritable scourge of our industry, according to Axcentive.
Heating Costs Money: Don’t Burn it, Earn it
ITALY - A corner stone in the Termotecnica Pericoli philosophy is to keep abreast with the newest technology and market requirements, which include meeting and or exceeding market requirements including all EU directives in respect to efficiencies and emissions.
Randox Food Diagnostics Evidence Investigator Makes Strong Impact at VIV Europe
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe brought many of the world’s pioneering food safety technologies together in May and Randox Food Diagnostics own multiplexing system, the Evidence Investigator, was amongst those making a significant impact.
Pan Feeders: Space Key to Feeding Success
UK - Correctly managed pan feeding can produce excellent results and key to this is providing the correct feeding space, according to the Aviagen's Global Technical Transfer Team.
Turkey Growth after Cocci Vaccination: Get Back on Track Without Medicated Feed
US - Poultry producers use live coccidial vaccines, thereby reducing the need for in-feed anti-coccidials. However, live vaccination often causes an early reduction in growth, an effect not observed with medicated feed. This transient reduction is most obvious during the peak of oocyst 'infection' earlier in the growth of birds, writes Dr Jonathan Broomhead from Diamond V.
Hotraco Agri Wins VIV Innovation Award with New Fortica
NETHERLANDS - On the last day of the VIV Europe 2014, Diederik Fetter, director of Hotraco Group, was handed the Innovation Award 'Housing and Farming' by the jury for the revolutionary and innovative Fortica touch-screen poultry house computer.
Rainbow Rooster, Indbro Brown Layers in Indian Market
INDIA - The Indian broiler industry continues to expand through organised integrators at 10 to 12 per cent annual growth, writes Dr T. Kotaiah of Indbro Research & Breeding Farms Pvt. Ltd.
Plasson Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014
ISRAEL - In January 2014, poultry equipment company, Plasson, celebrated its 50th anniversary.
How Do Antibiotics Promote Growth in Poultry?
US - Two respected poultry veterinarians share their insights into the mode of action of antibiotics in the feed in 'Poultry Health Today' from Zoetis.
Novus 2014 Food Drive Offers Local Children Freedom from Summer Hunger
US - Novus International has last week honoured the generosity of itsr employees by matching donations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The company’s matching funds bring the 2014 Food and Funds Drive total to $15,000.
Pas Reform Appoints New Representative for UK, Ireland
UK & IRELAND - Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies has appointed Peter Furlong as its representative in the UK and Ireland.
Kick Salmonella off Your Premises
BELGIUM - Clean footware and clean hands are the best ways to keep Salmonella off your farm, says CID Lines.
Aviagen to Sponsor Poultry Researchers, Experts at International Symposium
US - Aviagen will serve as a Silver Sponsor for the 10th International Symposium on Marek’s Disease and Avian Herpesviruses from 20 to 23 July in Lansing, Michigan.
Millar Joins Hubbard as Asian Business Development Manager
ASIA – Gary Millar joined Hubbard on 1 June 2014 as International Business Development Manager with a special focus on the Asian region.
Hubbard Appoints Western Region Sales Manager
US – Billy Hufford has joined Hubbard LLC at the end of May 2014 to fill the position of Western Region Sales Manager.
Pollos San Mateo Chooses Petersime for New Hatchery
ARGENTINA - On 24 April, Pollos San Mateo s.a. inaugurated its new hatchery in the province of Córdoba.
Revised Approval for Deccox in Control of Coccidiosis in Broilers
UK - A zero day withdrawal period for the coccidiostat Deccox® (active ingredient, decoquinate), will provide greater flexibility in the use of the product for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens.
Over 35 Countries Represented at Hy-Line Technical School
US - Hy-Line International recently hosted its four-day Technical School which attracted more than 115 customers from over 35 different countries.
Brazil’s São Salvador Alimentos Shifts to Single-stage Incubation
BRAZIL - Five years since the launch of its multi-stage hatchery, São Salvador Alimentos is expanding the operations of its hatchery with SmartPro™ from Pas Reform do Brasil.
Second Success in Cobb Flock Awards for Canada
CANADA - Groupe Westco of St François de Madawaska, New Brunswick, is the latest winner of the award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada.
Market Reports

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 2 July 2014
USDA Acreage - 30 June 2014
USDA Egg Products - 30 June 2014
USDA Agricultural Prices - 27 June 2014

Global Poultry Industry News


China 90 Per Cent Self-sufficient in Animal Vaccines
Chicken Farmers Benefit from Oyster Farming Waste
China's June CPI Growth to Remain Flat
Zhejiang Bans Urban Live Poultry Trading
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
Chinese Farm Product Prices Fall Slightly

   United States

Poultry Science Association Announces Award Winners
Farmers Union Urges Keeping COOL for Independence Day
Growing Antibiotic Resistance in Some Salmonella Raises Concerns
Merger Agreed by Tyson Foods, Hillshire Brands
Industry Engaged over Judicious Antibiotic Use, Says FDA
Davis Study Highlights Need for Better Consumer Food Safety Education
Welfare Group Alleges Abuse at US Broiler Farm
USDA Reports Hammer Soybean Futures Lower
US Chicken Farmers Call for Access to International Markets
Salmonella Cases from Live Poultry Continue to Rise

   United Kingdom

UK Poultry Body Welcomes Food Security Report
ForFarmers Expands in UK with Acquisition of Wheyfeed
UK Vets Call for Antibiotic Review to Consider Animal Health
Lakes Free Range Egg Company Wins Sustainability Award
Egg Commission's Leadership Conference Moves to Scotland
Campylobacter Causes Disease in Some Chickens: First Evidence
Report Finds High Health Status of UK Breeding Poultry
UK Egg Industry Board Members Re-elected
Foodborne Disease Report Confirms Need to Tackle Campylobacter in UK


Australian Livestock Farmers Urged to Take Proactive Approach
Call for Australian Town to go Cage Egg-free
Chicken Industry Responds to Australian Antibiotic Resistance Study
Go-ahead Granted for Collective Bargaining by NSW Poultry Farmers


Indian Poultry Sector May Hatch Better Profits in Second Quarter
Indian Farmers Can Sell Directly to Retail Chains
Indian Broiler Company Moves into Egg Production
Call for Poultry Slaughterhouse Modernisation in Tamil Nadu


Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Hazafon, Hamerkaz


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Qatar Faces Poultry Products Crunch


EW Nutrition Establishes New Subsidiary in Poland


BIRD FLU: Egyptian Health Ministry Announces Human Bird Flu Case; Zhejiang Bans Urban Live Poultry Trading
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