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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Avian pneumovirus, current status and control programmes used
Since it was identified by Buys & Du Preez in 1978 as the causal agent of turkey rhinotracheitis, avian pneumovirus or avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) has been associated with clinical symptoms in different countries, and subsequently also in broilers, layers and breeders as the agent that causes Swollen Head Syndrome (SHS). This situation is the direct result of better laboratory diagnosis in suspicious clinical cases, and of growing interest due to losses.

How to make backyard farming bullet-proof
More than 90 percent of the chicks produced in backyard farming systems are lost. Jan Grobbelaar, training director at Dumela Poultry Solutions in South Africa, offers tips to reduce the MIA count

Inside IPPE 2018
Navigate the poultry industry's biggest annual event with Poultry Digital's pick of the best events and opportunities at the famous Atlanta fair

Company News

Merck Animal Health focusses on innovation at IPPE 2018
This year marks the conclusion of the funding program which will have supported three doctoral students and their important research in poultry science.
International poultry event set to showcase leading-edge Novus research
Pushing the boundaries of modern poultry nutrition and health is what Novus International, Inc.’s research and development team does best, and their results will be on full display at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia next week.
Strong exhibition presence for Iranian Arbor Acres distributor
The 16th International Exhibition of Poultry, Livestock, Dairy and Related Industry took place in Tehran in December 2017, providing a high-profile showcase for Sepid Toyour Pars Niak, the exclusive Arbor Acres® distributor in Iran.
Nigel Strain to lead Cobb Europe technical team
Nigel Strain was recently appointed by Cobb Europe as senior regional manager for technical services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Closing in on coccidiosis: How metagenomics can help
Identifying coccidial species by metagenomics can help producers fine-tune their coccidiosis-control programs, said Ryan Snyder, a graduate student in the pathobiology department at the University of Guelph.
AB Vista to launch industry’s first phytate reference guide at IPPE
This month’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Atlanta, January 30 – February 1 will see the launch of the animal feed industry’s first phytate reference guide.
Hear about the latest genetic advancements at Hy-Line at IPPE Atlanta
Stop by the Hy-Line International booth – Hall B, Booth B5933.
Carlos Antonio Costa appointed as General Manager Hubbard in Brasil
Hubbard is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Antonio Costa as General Manager of Hubbard do Brazil, a fully owned subsidiary of Hubbard SAS.
Nippon Chunky celebrates a great occasion - 50 Years with Ross
On November 7, 2017 Nippon Chunky, the exclusive Ross® distributor in Japan, held a celebration for 50 years of well-deserved success with its strong promotion and support of the broiler breeder, as well as its dedication to providing the best after-sales service for a growing customer base in the local market.
Aviagen features brand diversity and global reach, local touch at IPPE 2018
This year will signal an exciting showing for Aviagen® at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2018 in Atlanta.
Indian River attracts customers to training academy in Vietnam
The annual Indian River Training Academy (IRTA), held Nov. 19-23 in Saigon, was enthusiastically attended by more than 70 delegates from 17 nationalities in the Asia and Middle East, Africa regions. The academy generated a noticeable number of very satisfied responses from the audience.
Hy-Line accelerates genetic progress across all lines
“We are achieving progress in all lines faster than has ever been seen before,” noted Dr. Danny Lubritz, research and development director for Hy-Line International, in a recent discussion regarding Hy-Line’s intensified efforts in genetic selections.
Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval for expanded use of Safe-Guard® AquaSol in poultry
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced that Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension), the company’s highly effective dewormer, is now approved for use in laying hens and replacement chickens intended to become laying hens.

Global Poultry Industry News


Trending now: Top trends to watch for poultry innovation in 2018
Canadian government outlines benefits of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
O&T Farms announces organic feed ingredient

   United States

250,000 chickens per day: what could happen if NAFTA disappears
Farmers Union urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard

   Russian Federation

Russian demand for meat on the rise

   United Kingdom

Bird flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire
LAMMA 2018 closed today
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement

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