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24 August 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
23 August 2016
Management Rather Than Disease Caused Guyana Poultry Deaths
GUYANA - Guyana authorities say samples taken from a poultry farm and sent for testing at the University of Georgia in the United States have proven to be negative for poultry diseases....
22 August 2016
What’s the Most Humane Way to Raise a Chicken? Watch and Listen
GLOBAL - The very foundation of any animal agricultural endeavour is proper care of the animals that provide products for human use. Various terms have been used throughout the years such as “animal husbandry,” “caretaking” and, more recently,...
17 August 2016
Addressing Consumers’ Misconceptions about Antibiotic Use in Poultry
GLOBAL - Consumers’ limited exposure to poultry production fuels their misconceptions and concerns about the poultry industry, said Gary Thornton, editor of Poultry USA....
Animal Welfare Activists Fight Fois Gras Production in US Courts
US - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has begun a District Court lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing fois gras into the nation's food supply....
16 August 2016
Researchers Evaluate Significance of Infectious Bronchitis Virus Shedding
US - Shedding of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) into the environment by infected birds isn’t a significant problem if birds are well vaccinated, but it can be a problem for naïve birds, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.*...
12 August 2016
McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use
GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its supply chain....
11 August 2016
Researchers Investigate Antimicrobial Substances to Improve Food Safety
US - Researchers funded by the USPOULTRY organisation recently evaluated methods to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter levels of poultry parts and ground poultry parts....
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
10 August 2016
Peru Extends Bird Flu Ban on French Poultry Products After Further Outbreaks
PERU - Peru's National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA) has extended its suspension of imports of live poultry, hatching eggs and poultry products from certain areas of France, following the outbreaks of avian influenza there....
09 August 2016
Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe, new findings suggest that mycotoxins have a significant...
Bird Flu H5N1 Strain Continues to Spread in Ghana
GHANA - Three new outbreaks of H5N1 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Ghana....
Early Feeding, Housing May Affect Broiler Response to Immune Challenges
GLOBAL - Early feeding after hatch and housing type can affect the response of broilers to immune challenges later in life, indicates a study from the Netherlands.*...
08 August 2016
More Low Path Bird Flu in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - Two more outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Eastern Cape Province in South Africa....
05 August 2016
Hens in Enriched Colony System Appear More Stressed, Flighty
GLOBAL - Hens in an enriched colony system were more stressed and flighty than conventionally caged birds in a study from Mississippi State and Texas A&M Universities*....
Mixed Birds Affected by Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Nearly nine hundred birds of different poultry species have died in Oyo region of Nigeria after being infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
Markets Hit by More Bird Flu in Cote D'Ivoire
COTE D'IVOIRE - Ten new outbreaks of H5N1 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Cote D'Ivoire....
Newcastle Disease Found in Namibia
NAMIBIA - Two outbreaks of Newcastle disease were reported in Namibia in July, according to a report submitted by the country to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE)....
02 August 2016
Endotoxins and Their Negative Impact on Poultry
GLOBAL - Endotoxins, present everywhere in a broiler’s environment, pose a genuine threat that can impair immune system and performance. A multi-strategy (myco)toxin risk management solution can counteract both endotoxins and mycotoxins....
Managing Ionophores and Broiler Diets for Best Performance
GLOBAL - Carla Price, PhD, a consulting poultry nutritionist based in Mississippi, says that for best results, producers need to consider differences in ionophores when formulating poultry feeds....
Low Path Bird Flu Found in Denmark
DENMARK - An outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in Denmark last week....
01 August 2016
More Avian Flu Found in France
FRANCE - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu has been found in France....
29 July 2016
Poultry Disease Specialists from More than 25 Countries Set to Gather for AAAP Conference
US - Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 5-9 for the 59th annual conference of the American Association of Avian Pathologists....
 
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