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Friday 11th January 2019.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick

How to tell if your chicks are getting what they need

Brooding plays an essential role in laying the foundation for optimal flock performance. Without proper brooding, chicks can’t reach their genetic potential, resulting in reduced yield, poor flock uniformity, and higher mortality rates.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Cloned vaccines against Newcastle disease virus, heterologous protection against genotypes VII a XII
Given the different methods of poultry production in different countries and the presence of wild birds and their natural behaviour and migratory routes, it remains difficult to eradicate Newcastle disease and bring down its currently high rates of occurrence, as it is still endemic in most countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central America and South America.

How to tell if your chicks are getting what they need
Brooding plays an essential role in laying the foundation for optimal flock performance. Without proper brooding, chicks can’t reach their genetic potential, resulting in reduced yield, poor flock uniformity, and higher mortality rates.

Technical update: Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT)
Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a viral respiratory disease caused by an herpesvirus of chickens and some other gallinaceous birds (e.g. pheasants, peafowl). It is an economically significant disease in commercial egg producing flocks, with an essentially global distribution. In regions where ILT is endemic, the commercial poultry industry is faced with multimillion-dollar losses as a result of mortality, egg production losses, and decreased bird growth [1].

Company News

Heat-stress study shows need to increase ventilation with stocking density
As bird density increases, broiler producers need to be “more aggressive” with house ventilation to prevent heat stress in flocks, Brian Fairchild, PhD, professor, and Ming Lin Teo, graduate research assistant, University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United Kingdom

Environment for laying hens among designs from primary school students
Scotland to mandate CCTV in abbatoirs
UK chicken could face high EU tariffs: MPs urged to take action to avoid no-deal Brexit
New year, new yolk: Noble Foods launches new brand of eggs
RSPCA urges government to honour its food labelling promise
Oxford Farming Conference delegates cynical about post-Brexit trade environment


French producers attack US decision on foie gras ban


Price of chicken already up before Chinese New Year


Fengshan chicken breeding base honoured
Creative chicken feeding becomes online hit

   Saudi Arabia

King Salman unveils major Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Programme

   United States

Animal rights activists saved by Heimlich manoeuvre: Ag-Gag law struck down in Iowa
USPOULTRY Foundation supports 2018 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference
Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers
USDA confirms virulent Newcastle disease in a second commercial chicken flock in California
US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California foie gras ban


Ukraine boosts exports of eggs in shell in 2018

   Viet Nam

Provinces take action against disease outbreaks among poultry
Avian influenza hits poultry in Saigon


Bird flu outbreak in Bihar, India leads to cull


Brazil meat exports slump on trade bans, logistics issues


Cargill's poultry efforts suffer in Central America and Southeast Asia

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