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Thursday 22nd September 2016.
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World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

World leaders have signalled their commitment to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them.

For the first time, Heads of State committed to taking a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture.

Leaders recognised the need for stronger systems to monitor drug-resistant infections and the volume of antimicrobials used in humans, animals and crops, as well as increased international cooperation and funding.

AMR is a problem not just in our hospitals, but on our farms and in our food, too.

“Agriculture must shoulder its share of responsibility, both by using antimicrobials more responsibly and by cutting down on the need to use them, through good farm hygiene,” said Dr José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation – click here to read more.

In Canada, thousands of dollars were pledged last week to help the Quebec poultry industry reduce the preventative use of antibiotics.

Under this project, the Poultry Research Chair at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will assess various alternative strategies and their effects on flock performance, building on a previous research project. It will seek solutions that can be applied across the entire poultry industry.

Pierre-Luc Leblanc, President of Quebec’s poultry producers’ association, ÉVQ, said: “The Quebec poultry industry is committed to developing cutting-edge farming methods while maintaining strict, rigorous animal welfare standards.” – Read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane.

Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 3: Feathering as a Measure of Chick Quality
Chick quality is becoming more and more important. A hatchery must produce quality chicks in order to meet the expectations of the farmer, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV.

DNA Diagnostics Aid Fight Against Coccidiosis in Poultry
In the fight against infectious diseases, the first step is the correct identification of the causative agent, and the symptoms and lesions that it causes in the host.

Management of Coccidiosis Vaccination: First Critical Weeks
Coccidiosis immunity is developed through multiple exposures to the Eimeria parasite antigens, writes Linnea Newman, DVM.

Company News

Ross 140 Club Welcomes Eight Entries from Finland
FINLAND - Aviagen® SweChick welcomed eight new entries from DanHatch Finland farmers at a seminar held in Kristalliranta on 2 Aug.
BALTISA: 20 Wonderful Years of Partnership with Hubbard
RUSSIA - In July this year, BALTISA, the exclusive distributor of Hubbard products in the Baltic and CIS countries, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over 200 people from many different entities in the poultry, governmental and service sectors across the region had accepted the invitation from Gennady Petrovic Syedin, Director of BALTISA.
Poultry Industry Basics to Building The Family Business
US - Gene and Phyllis Williams have included poultry farming in building their family’s business for over 40 years.
Foster Farms’ Vet Shares Tips for Managing a Food-Safety Crisis in the Poultry Industry
GLOBAL - You’re a veterinarian at a major poultry company that’s just been slammed by a food-safety crisis. Can you imagine what that’s like? And more important, would you know what to do?
Anticoccidial Rotation, Good Husbandry Can Improve Coccidiosis Control
GLOBAL - Poultry producers worldwide know the importance of cutting losses from coccidiosis – the parasitic disease that is still causing significant losses in growth rate and feed efficiency.
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Saudi Arabia's Poultry Imports to Decline Amid Increasing Local Production

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