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Thursday 26th March 2015
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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Alarm Sounded over Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein.

Between 2010 and 2030, the global consumption of antimicrobials will increase from 63,151 to 105,596 tons, according to Simon Levin of Princeton University and and co-authors from a number of international institutions.

The group attributes up to one-third of the increase in consumption in livestock between 2010 and 2030 to shifting production practices in middle-income countries where extensive farming systems will be replaced by large-scale intensive farming operations that routinely use antimicrobials in sub-therapeutic doses.

The researchers have calculated that, for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the increase in antimicrobial consumption will be 99 per cent – up to seven times the projected population growth in this group of countries.

There needs to be a better understanding of the consequences of the uninhibited growth in veterinary antimicrobial consumption is needed to assess its potential effects on animal and human health, Levin and co-authors added.

We are interested to know what our readers – producers, vets, politicians, industry organisations and consumers – understand and know about the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. Please take part in our online survey, which is short and anonymous.

Poultry Health Today has published the highlights of a roundtable discussion on meeting the challenge of antibiotic use restrictions while maintaining flock health, welfare and sustainability.

And finally, on news of bird flu, there have been new outbreaks of highly pathogenic flu in Taiwan and the Palestinian Territory reported in the last week and one new outbreak of the low-path disease in US (Kansas). There have also been new human cases in China and Egypt.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption Continues to Grow in Americas
Egg consumption per person in the Americas continues to grow and to remain well ahead of the global average, observes industry analyst, Terry Evans.

Nutrient Content in Mississippi Broiler Litter
Researchers at Mississippi State University, led by Tom Tabler (Extension Professor, MSU Extension Poultry Science) have sampled and analysed litter from more than 200 of the state's broiler farms to determine the effects of various litter treatments and management procedures on the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels in the litter.

New Chicks: What to Do Once They Arrive
Tips from a poultry expert with Purina Animal Nutrition for hobby flock owners on how to give their new chicks the best possible start in life.

Growth of Superdosing Markets Start of New Era in Phytase Use
According to recently conducted market research, the use of phytase feed enzymes within the monogastric feed sector has grown to a level of 90 per cent market penetration since their introduction in the 1990s, according to AB Vista.

Effect of Dietary Energy and Protein Content on Growth and Carcass Traits of Pekin Ducks
Two experiments by researchers in the US and China examined the effects and interactions of dietary energy and crude protein on the growth and carcass characteristics of meat ducks.

Effect of Sweet Green Pepper on Yolk Colour and Performance of Laying Hens
New research from Brazil shows that sweet green pepper can improve egg yolk colour when it is included in the diets of laying hens. At high levels, it did reduce egg size but otherwise, it had no adverse effects on performance or egg quality parameters measured.

Company News

Industry Roundtable: Raising Poultry Without Antibiotics
US - Highlights of a roundtable discussion on meeting the challenge of antibiotic use restriction while maintaining flock health, welfare and sustainability are offered by 'Poultry Health Today' from Zoetis.
New Cobb Asia-Pacific Office Officially Opened in Shanghai
CHINA - More than 50 international and local guests attended the official opening of the new Cobb-Vantress Asia-Pacific regional head office in Shanghai, seen as an important step in developing the Cobb foothold in China.
Fumonisins: an Underestimated Threat to Poultry
GLOBAL - Intensive scientific research over the last 15 years has revealed alarming ways that fumonisins interact with birds’ immune and digestive systems, says Biomin.
CPC/MPG Arbor Acres Seminar in Mansoura Region of Egypt
EGYPT - Mansoura is located in the Nile Delta region about 120km northeast of Cairo and was selected by Misr Poultry Grandparents (MPG), the local Arbor Acres distributor, as a suitable site for a seminar in one of the famous poultry regions and focal areas of Egypt.
AB Vista Appoints Trio of Team Members for India Business
INDIA - AB Vista is welcoming three new staff to its expanding business in South Asia as the company continues to grow in the region.
Centurion Poultry Appointed H&N Distributor in US
US - H&N International GmbH, based in Germany, has appointed Centurion Poultry, Inc. as its distributor for the marketing and sales of H&N branded egg layers in the United States.
MSD Animal Health Receives Positive Opinion from European Medicines Agency for Mixed Use of Two of Its Poultry Vaccines
EU - MSD Animal Health has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion for the mixed use of NOBILIS IB 4-91 and NOBILIS IB Ma5 for poultry one day-old onwards.
Water Quality Focus at Midwest Poultry Convention
US - CID Lines was represented at the Midwest Poultry Convention in St. Paul/Minneapolis (Minnesota) by its US importer, BVS.
Hubbard LLC Opens Its First GP Facility in Alabama
US - On 6 March, Hubbard LLC hosted an open house located at a new production complex, which is its first in the isolated region of north-east Alabama.
Ross Progress in Sudan Highlighted at Annual Poultry Expo
SUDAN - Aviagen and INMAA for Poultry promoted the Ross brand at the 8th annual Sudan Poultry Expo, held recently at the International Fairs Ground Khartoum.
Over 500 Customers Attend Ceva’s “State of the Art” Seminar in Bangkok
THAILAND - Over 500 customers attended Ceva’s “state of the art” seminars held in conjunction with VIV Asia and opened by Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Yukol Limlamthong.
Vencomatic Group at Sudan Poultry Expo 2015
SUDAN - From the 25 to 28 February, Vencomatic had a booth at the Sudan Poultry Expo 2015 in Khartoum.
Back to Basics for Ross Broiler Seminar in Ethiopia
ETHIOPIA - Going back to the basics of broiler growing was the focus at the Ross® broiler seminar held recently in Ethiopia, where Ross is the breed of choice for local customers.
Market Reports

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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Ag Exports
CME: Latest USDA Report has Bearish Implications for Beef, Pork and Chicken
Commercial Flock in Kansas Tests Positive for Low-path Avian Flu
FDA Releases Farm Feed Guidelines
US Poultry Accepting Nominations for Research Excellence Award
New Vaccine to Fight Poultry Diseases

   United Kingdom

Poultry Scrutinises Politicians Ahead of Election
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
Poultry Company Director Disqualified for Failing to Pay Taxes
Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
New Breed Aims to Meet Market for Small Christmas Turkeys


Avian Flu Hits Two More Taiwanese Goose Flocks

   Palestinian Territory

High-path Avian Influenza Hits Palestine


Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
German Vet Sexes Unhatched Chicken


Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
Global Antibiotic Use in Animals to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
Better Water Management Needed to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry

   South Africa

Poultry Proposal Tantamount to Economy Shrinking


Cooled Water Keeps Tamil Nadu Poultry Comfortable
Figures Coming in on Bird Flu in Uttar Pradesh


Cyclone Pam Destroys Crops in Vanuatu


Avian Flu Hits More Than 300 Nigerian Poultry Farms
Nigeria's Farmers Call for Government Help

   European Union

Should We Allow Animals in Europe to be Fed on Insects?
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU Agriculture Council Discusses Organic Farming


Top Level Speakers, Key Topics Confirmed for IEC Business Conference


Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change


Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills


Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall


Five New Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in Israel


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