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Thursday 15th March 2018.
This Week's Articles and Analysis

How to... Monitor temperature and relative humidity (RH) by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers.

Company News

MSD Animal Health calls for Poultry Science Award submissions
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 High Quality Poultry Science Award to be granted to three recently graduated students in veterinary or animal science in support of research in poultry health, production and welfare.
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent scientific findings. Adapted from remarks given at BIOMIN Antibiotic-free Days in November 2017.
Merck Animal Health supports the next generation of poultry veterinarians: announces recipients of 2018 scholarships
In partnership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation (AAAP Foundation) – the charitable arm of the AAAP – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) is pleased to announce ten $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to second and third year veterinary students focused on poultry health.
‘Inspect what you expect’ applied to poultry vaccination crews
We’ve all heard the phrase “inspect what you expect,” a cliché that can apply to almost any chore delegated from one person to another. We’ve learned the hard way this can also apply to poultry vaccination crews.
Incubation and the role of carbon dioxide (CO2) in embryo development
The belief was that CO2 was harmful to the developing embryo and that fresh air and plenty of oxygen was needed for optimum chick development and hatchability. However, with atmospheric CO2 levels typically around 400 ppm, and with averaged measured CO2 under the hen at around 4,000 ppm it is obvious that the hen incubates her eggs to maintain a certain level of CO2 above what is found in the ambient environment.
poultry proiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics: application in poultry nutrition
For poultry professionals, it is important to understand the different actions of the various probiotic products on the market, and to use the one that is most suited to their particular requirements.
Improving egg production profits with pullet weight management
Pullet body weight strongly influences sexual maturity and overall reproductive performance of the adult layer. Proper gut health management is key to achieving ideal body weight and ensuring optimal performance and profitability.
Optimising gut health and performance through a phytogenic feed additive
Phytogenic feed additives have gained considerable attention in the feed industry and to an increasing extent producers are incorporating them into their feeding programs. Today, 70–80% of the companies have been or are using phytogenics in broiler and pig feeds (World Poultry, 2008).

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
Research provides possibility to automate grading of woody breast fillets
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
Research improves future probiotics
NFU board urges new approach to establish fair trade


Canadian government working with poultry industry to reduce Salmonella risk

   United Kingdom

Bill passed in Kansas House to allow large-scale poultry operations
Where next for UK and Irish livestock science and production?

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