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Thursday 25th October 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

Ryan Johnson

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Editor’s weekly pick

Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteria

Higher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian

Punching a hole into an egg to deliver a vaccine at a time when most poultry companies have stopped using antibiotics in the hatchery increases the risk for bacterial infection, conceded Guillermo Zavala, DVM, PhD, formerly of the University of Georgia and founder of the consulting firm Avian Health International, LLC.

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EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming

The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming

Preventative antibiotics can be routinely given to farm animals – particularly to pigs and poultry - to compensate for the substandard living conditions where disease outbreaks are common and harder to control, and to prevent infection, for example in the early weaning of pigs.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteria
Higher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian

Sustainability: the challenge of ranking hen housing systems
To date, decisions to move to cage-free egg production have been largely consumer and activist driven, especially in Europe. But in order to make a well-informed, science-based decision all possible parameters should be assessed, including hen welfare, environmental impact, egg quality and safety, worker health and safety and economics. How then do we choose the best production system, especially when animal welfare under each system both aligns and conflicts with sustainability goals?

Company News

Taking ownership of your career development
An editorial by Roxanne Lagano Chief HR Officer at Zoetis
AAAP issues call for papers for 2019 conference
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2019 conference, 2-6 August, Washington, DC. The deadline is 3 December 2018
New director of North APAC sales brings expertise to Asian market
The 2018 research from Rabobank has forecast continuing growth in the Asian poultry market which has already outperformed global growth for the past five years
Aviagen Asia shares expertise on disease diagnostics and prevention
Mycoplasma and Salmonella workshop graduates
New standards for foodborne pathogens expanding control programs to live production
A rise in the prevalence of Salmonella on whole chicken carcasses since USDA changed the testing medium used could indicate the prevalence of the pathogen was previously underestimated, Dianna Bourassa, PhD, poultry specialist at Auburn University Extension, told Poultry Health Today.
Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program.
Nutriad presenting poultry gut health solutions in Asia
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, market leader in gut health solutions, once again supported the Layer Feed Quality conferences series in Asia as a gold sponsor.
Aviagen Broiler Roadshow reaches Northern Ireland
Moy Park growers and Ross 400 Club members in full force.
Cobb celebrates new location and growth potential
City officials, poultry industry representatives and Cobb-Vantress, Inc. team members came together earlier this month to commemorate the company's recent decision to expand local operations by opening a new corporate office building in downtown Siloam Springs. Nearly 200 people attended the ribbon-cutting and the luncheon following the event.
Aviagen UK welcomes Japan Chicken Association
On Oct. 9 close to 20 poultry industry professionals, who are members of the Japan Chicken Association, were welcomed by Aviagen in the UK. The top agenda items were an overview of Aviagen’s global developments and the latest health and biosecurity updates.
Providing top support for the market’s best bird
13th Ross Distributor Customer Focus Team Meeting in Turkey focuses on enhancing management techniques for even better brand support
Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producers
Poultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders of feed medications in high demand force poultry companies to resort to plan B or C.
Market Reports

Global Poultry Industry News

   European Union

EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming
Strasbourg "flash" group spotlights unfair food trade
EU signs Singapore trade deal, urges China to open up

   United States

Research provides new tool for controlling reovirus
Natural Grocers customers raise nearly $100,000 in support of organic farming and sustainable agriculture
USPOULTRY 2018 Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar takes a fresh look at rendering advancements, challenges and opportunities
National Chicken Council calls for USDA participation in cell-cultured meat product regulation
Research reveals method to improve E. coli vaccines
Salmonella infections linked to raw chicken products in 29 states
Foster Farms debuts QR code virtual assistant in fresh chicken case

   United Kingdom

High consumer demand in the poultry industry
Former feedstuff processing ‘frees up’ 92,000 hectares of farmland
There is a false economy of turkey ‘crowns’, says KellyBronze
Brexit report shows bleak outcomes for animal health after leaving the EU
Cranswick recognised projects in food waste, distribution
No-deal Brexit potentially catastrophic for farm animal welfare, consumers and farmers, warns RSPCA


Do more: mental health first aid training can save lives


China drops ban on rapeseed meal from India
New bird flu viruses in ducks after vaccines largely prevented H7N9 in chickens


Brazil's BRF says cooperating with authorities in food safety probe


Egg factory delay: Crafton Holdings in fear of imports


Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak on two farms in south of the country


French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns


Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on local govts' efforts


Japan able to export raw eggs to US for first time

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