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Friday, October 31, 2014
Media Specialist Advises Poultry Sector to Get on Message
US - A professor of public relations advises the poultry sector to talk about antibiotic use and other production issues with the public in this video clip from Zoetis....
Poultry Feed to be Tested for Mycotoxins in India
INDIA - Poultry farmers are recommended to test feed ingredients for mycotoxins before feeding birds. ...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Weekly Overview: A Perfect Storm Ahead for Avian Flu?
GLOBAL - With the start of November just ahead, those of us in the northern hemisphere are preparing for winter and it could be that we should also be making arrangements for a powerful flu season....
Optimising the Welfare of Free Range Hens in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Research by Poultry CRC builds on previous work to provide scientific evidence as to whether stocking density is important to layer welfare in free range systems. It will also examine how environmental enrichment may interact with stocking...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
FDA Finds Positive and Negative Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports finding positive and negative trends in antimicrobial resistance in bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and food animals, according to Zoetis....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Zoetis: New European Research Centre Specialising in Livestock Disease
EU - A new European research centre, comprising a collaborative network of veterinarians, scientists and technical specialists with a coordinating hub in Edinburgh, Scotland, aims to identify emerging diseases in livestock and companion animals, and enhance...
Merial Supports Infectious Disease PhD Program
US - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, is providing financial awards to three postdoctoral students completing their research at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia....
Monday, October 27, 2014
Five Subtypes of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Reported in China
CHINA - A total of 51 positive findings of five subtypes of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been reported and confirmed across China. ...
Poultry Body Defends UK Chicken Production Methods
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) explains that most UK poultry meat comes from birds reared under assurance schemes that stipulate standards for the care of the birds in the country....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Research into Bird Group Size and Susceptibility to Catching West Nile Virus
US - Although it would seem logical that large numbers of roosting birds would attract more mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and contract the disease when bitten, recent research at the University of Illinois found the opposite to be true....
Colombia Destroys Chickens Brought Illegally from Venezuela
COLOMBIA - The authorities ordered the slaughter of 150 chickens from a market in Arauquita as they clamp down on animals brought illegally from Venezuela....
Vets Urge Investment in Northern Ireland’s Animal Health Research
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said in his speech to guests at BVA’s annual...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
British Vets Question Health, Welfare of Free-range Chickens
UK - A recent newspaper report highlights the welfare issues that can also affect free-range hens, according to Zoetis. ...
Antiparasitic Technology Awarded UK Animal Health Patent
UK – Exosect Ltd has received notification from the UK Patent Office that it has been granted a patent for its technology for the control of external parasites on a range of surfaces including grains & seeds, insects & animals, buildings and fabrics....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Support for South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Putting Sustainability into Action Today
US - So how can commercial poultry producers make their poultry-health programs more sustainable - ethically, environmentally and economically?, asks Zoetis....
Danisco Animal Nutrition Discusses Role of Probiotics in Animal Production
UK - ‘The Role of Probiotics in Animal Production Profitability and Sustainability’ will be explored by Dr Ajay Awati of Danisco Animal Nutrition at a conference in Brussels, Belgium, next week....
Highlights from the World Organisation for Animal Health Conference
SOUTH KOREA - The third Global Conference of Reference Centres of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of) from 14 to 16 October 2014....
US Chicken Product Line Certified 'No Antibiotics Ever'
US - One of Perdue Foods' product lines has been USDA process-verified for no antibiotics ever....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, talking with a Biomin Key Account Manager....
Monday, October 13, 2014
Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies,...
Pigeon Paramyxovirus Detected in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity SA has been advised by the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer that pigeon paramyxovirus type one (PPMV-1) has been detected in a racing pigeon loft in Victoria. ...
Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Germany
GERMANY - There has been one new outbreak of H5N2 low-pathogenic avian influenza reported in North Rhine-Westphalia. ...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Coccidiosis Specialist Offers Tips for Sustainable Rotation Programs
US - A combination of good management coupled with the adoption of innovative programs should make it possible to achieve long-term, sustainable coccidiosis control, according to Dr David Chapman in 'Poultry Health Today' from Zoetis....
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Poultry Continues to Increase
DENMARK - Antimicrobial usage in animals in Denmark continued to increase in 2013 – mainly due to an increased use in pigs. However, antimicrobial use in pigs is still 12 per cent lower than in 2009. ...
 
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