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21 July 2016
Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu
UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu....
20 July 2016
Poultry Сompanies Need to Balance Consumer Preferences with Flock Health, Welfare and Food Safety
GLOBAL - “Unfortunately, the same people asking for more animal welfare are also asking us to take antibiotics out of poultry production,” lamented Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, in a recent interview with...
France Detects Avian Flu Outbreaks During Eradication Efforts
FRANCE - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified in France as part of increased monitoring efforts against the disease....
Israel Reports More Newcastle Disease
ISRAEL - Five more outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been reported in Israel's Hadarom and Hazafon regions....
19 July 2016
Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
New Way to Inactivate Avian Influenza Virus in Poultry Feed
US - A project begun in October 2015, after receiving emergency funding from USPOULTRY following the devastating impacts of avian influenza, has found a way to inactivate the virus in poultry feeds....
More Light at Night Reduces Daytime Heat Stress in Broilers
GLOBAL - Extended lighting periods help boost welfare and production of big broilers during high seasonal temperatures, a University of Georgia study showed....
14 July 2016
Ghana Reports Two More Avian Flu Outbreaks
GHANA - Outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the Central and Greater Accra regions of Ghana....
Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
13 July 2016
Low-Path Avian Flu Reported in Three US States
US - Low-pathogenic H5 avian influenza has been found in live-bird markets in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey....
12 July 2016
Maryland Extends Bird Flu Emergency Orders
US - The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has extended Emergency Orders to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza from infecting Maryland poultry flocks, citing continued threats of an outbreak....
FDA: Salmonella, Antibiotic Resistance Declining in US Poultry Meat
GLOBAL - Incidence of Salmonella in ground chicken and turkey meat has dropped to its lowest level since the FDA began monitoring the foodborne pathogen, according to a new report....
Guyana Sends Samples to US After Sudden Poultry Deaths
GUYANA - The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has sent samples from broiler farms to the University of Georgia after farmers found sudden poultry deaths....
11 July 2016
Low-Path Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Canada
CANADA - An outbreak of avian flu confirmed in Canada is a low pathogenic subtype, according to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)....
Mathis: Long-term Planning Key to Effective Coccidiosis Management
GLOBAL - Whether the production system is antibiotic-free or conventional, long-term planning and strategic rotation programs are the best ways to ensure effective, sustainable control of coccidiosis, the poultry industry’s No. 1 disease, according...
08 July 2016
Backyard Birds Killed in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreak
VIET NAM - An outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Viet Nam's Quang Ngai province....
07 July 2016
Water - the Forgotten Nutrient?
GLOBAL - Water is an essential ingredient of life. Due to the fundamental role that water plays in the welfare, health and performance of birds, it is vital to ensure that adequate access to a clean, fresh supply of water is provided....
How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
06 July 2016
Opinion: VFDs - More Work, Same Result?
GLOBAL - On the whole, food-animal veterinarians applaud the increased veterinary oversight that comes with FDA’s updated veterinary feed directive....
01 July 2016
More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in the Lagos area of Nigeria....
Coccidiosis, Intestinal Health and Their Link to Pathogen Loads of Harvested Broilers
GLOBAL - For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian with Zoetis....
30 June 2016
Poultry Disease Specialists to Gather in San Antonio this August
US - Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather in San Antonio, Texas, on 5-9 August for the 59th annual conference of the American Association of Avian Pathologists....
New Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Ghana
GHANA - Two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Ghana's Ashanti and Greater Accra regions....
28 June 2016
Antibiotic-Free Production: Tips for Making it Work
GLOBAL - After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating....
27 June 2016
H5N2 Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Three outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were found in Taichung City and Yunlin County....
 
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