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21 March 2018
AAAP plans to take more proactive approach in poultry health, welfare conversations
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) plans to increase its public presence and become a trusted source of information for consumers about the science behind poultry health....
20 March 2018
Layer-hen stocking density affects Salmonella shedding
Lower stocking density for laying hens was associated with less faecal shedding of Salmonella Heidelberg in a USDA study....
Ceva launches a “new wave of innovation” to help poultry producers meet the performance challenges driven by the need for “No antibiotics” and more sustainable production
The Ceva New Technology Summit, held from March 20th to 22nd, will provide strong scientific evidence that optimal vaccination in the hatchery, with new technology vaccines can create a step change in sustainable production performance....
19 March 2018
Welfare concerns over new footage from UK poultry farm
Footage has emerged which claims to show the horrific conditions endured by 500,000 chickens that lay eggs for the UK’s largest egg producer and supermarkets...
14 March 2018
Canadian government working with poultry industry to reduce Salmonella risk
The Government of Canada is working with the poultry industry to reduce the risk of Salmonella illness from frozen raw breaded chicken products...
12 March 2018
Research improves future probiotics
TUCKER, Georgia: 12 March 2018 – USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in which researchers may have found a way to improve future...
‘Inspect what you expect’ applied to poultry vaccination crews
We’ve all heard the phrase “inspect what you expect,” a cliché that can apply to almost any chore delegated from one person to another. We’ve learned the hard way this can also apply to poultry vaccination crews....
05 March 2018
What happens during egg transfer?
Egg transfer from setters to hatchers is an important step in the hatching process. However, during the process, there are numerous risks that threaten to cause reductions in hatchability, such as mortality and malpositions....
02 March 2018
Researchers develop method for making new types of vaccines
TUCKER, Georgia, 1 March 2018 - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the US National Poultry Research Centre, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia in which researchers developed...
Lack of medications, veterinarians hamper turkey industry
The US turkey industry continues to be hampered by a lack of approved efficacious drugs, according to a 2017 survey. Since 2005, four medications have been withdrawn, leaving the industry without any recourse to treat colibacillosis, blackhead and other...
27 February 2018
Public goods of animal health and welfare must be at heart of new agricultural policy
The BVA issues response to the Environment Secretary's proposals regarding a "Green Brexit."...
Once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy
Reducing direct payments could free up £150 million for the environment and other public goods. Agriculture will see a transition period of a number of years to help farmers plan for the future. ...
26 February 2018
Can improper vaccination make IBV worse?
Improper vaccination not only fails to protect flocks from infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), but it can also make the problem worse, a leading poultry health expert says....
23 February 2018
McDonald’s beats KFC, Burger King, Subway and Starbucks on animal welfare
The leading global measure of how companies perform on farm animal welfare has revealed that McDonald’s has outperformed its global rivals....
How Thai poultry business is revamping its image
As consumers shift their focus to health and wellness, the Thai poultry industry has to adopt a new identity synonymous with high quality poultry production by pushing its food safety and animal welfare practices to meet the global standard....
22 February 2018
IPPE Insights: MSD Animal Health shares innovations, pipeline
If you weren't able to make it to the International Poultry and Processing Expo (IPPE), Taylor Barbosa, head of global poultry with MSD Animal Health, shares event and booth highlights, new product innovations and a mention to the future pipeline. ...
How mutations, antigenic drift affect IBD management
Farms affected by variant infectious bursal disease (IBD) viruses may find that currently available IBD vaccines aren’t always effective, said Daral Jackwood, PhD, professor in food animal research at Ohio State University....
Cranswick tops Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare for the second consecutive year
British Food Producer, Cranswick retained its top tier ranking in the sixth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, launched today (22 February) at the London Stock Exchange....
20 February 2018
Why infectious bronchitis is so resilient — and what broiler companies can do about it
Control of infectious bronchitis (IB) requires good biosecurity, good management and rigorous administration of a vaccine that matches the circulating virus as closely as possible, John Smith, DVM, MAM, Alectryon LLC, formerly with Fieldale Farms, told...
14 February 2018
E. coli vaccination reduces antibiotic use in broilers
New studies show that vaccination against Escherichia coli significantly reduced antibiotic use on commercial broiler farms, particularly in birds at high risk of infection....
13 February 2018
Clostridial dermatitis: Why is it so prevalent in turkeys?
Skin lesions in turkeys open the door to Clostridium infections and clostridial dermatitis, the most important disease in the turkey industry, according to a study by Kakambi Nagaraja, PhD, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at the University...
06 February 2018
The rise of fumonisins marks global trend as mycotoxin threat shifts
Fumonisins have become more prevalent at higher concentrations in raw commodities and finished feeds in recent years, according to the latest annual Biomin Mycotoxin Survey data....
Save money and boost bird health with new wormer
Poultry smallholders could save up to 25% and boost bird health and productivity by using a new medicated wormer to tackle internal parasites...
05 February 2018
Gangrenous dermatitis: Guarding against a costly disease
In recent years, gangrenous dermatitis (GD) has been on the increase among commercial broiler operations in the US, resulting in significant economic losses.[1] This serious bacterial disease of poultry tends to occur in fast-growing broilers between...
31 January 2018
On the road again? Download Poultry Health Today podcasts before you go
Most of Poultry Health Today’s video interviews with leading health experts and other opinion leaders can now be downloaded as podcasts and listened to on mobile devices or through audio systems of most vehicles....
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