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Friday 27th July 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick

Poultry keepers urged to be vigilant of Newcastle disease

Poultry keepers across the United Kingdom have been urged to be vigilant of Newcastle Disease following reported cases in flocks across Europe.

Recent cases in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg has led to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) experts have advised that the risk of the disease in UK flocks has risen from ‘low’ to ‘medium’.

Newcastle Disease is caused by a virulent strain of paramyxovirus and can be spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected birds. It can cause severe losses in certain poultry species, including commercial, specialist breeds and pet chickens and other captive and wild birds, including racing pigeons.

Public Health England advise the risk of Newcastle Disease affecting people is very low.

Read the full article here

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Advanced genetics and genomics tackle constraints on smallholder poultry production
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing a greater role in disease prevention

Company News

Footpad dermatitis a greater concern in chickens grown to older ages
Footpad dermatitis is more likely to be a problem among broilers grown to an older age, but it can be remedied if producers intervene in time, Tom Tabler, PhD, professor with Mississippi State University Extension, told Poultry Health Today.
Sajo hosts seminar in South Korea for Indian River poultry producers
Aviagen experts offer breeder and broiler management advice for health, welfare and economic benefits.
PIX/AMC provided networking, information sharing among poultry professionals in Australia and beyond
Aviagen presented latest management information and rewarded top-performing customers.
Novus debuts new research at Poultry Science Association meeting
Novus International, Inc. announced it will reveal new research findings in poultry nutrition at the 2018 Poultry Science Association annual meeting July 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Nutrition module joins Aviagen’s growing EMEA School
Aviagen® recently held the first-ever Nutrition School for customers throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The School took place during the week of July 8-14 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research
Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Survey shows US chicken consumption remains strong
National Chicken Council: food transparency and immersive virtual reality
90 cases of Salmonella Reading reported across 26 states

   United Kingdom

Newcastle disease outbreak: APHA increases risk from low to medium in UK
Poultry keepers urged to be vigilant of Newcastle Disease
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
British Poultry Council issues warning on a no-deal Brexit


Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive

   European Union

JUST eyes European market with Eurovo Group alliance


AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership


China’s “Livestock Revolution” demands “New Transition”

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