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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....
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
Iraq's Avian Flu Outbreaks Killing Millions of Birds
IRAQ - Outbreaks of a H5 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus spread on farms in central Iraq in June and July....
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....
28 July 2016
Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
Chickens Can Help Protect Humans from Malaria
ETHIOPIA - For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. ...
27 July 2016
Migratory Birds Not a High Path Avian Flu Reservoir, Research Finds
US - The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds....
26 July 2016
S. Enteritidis Shedding More Frequent in Conventional than in Enriched Cages
GLOBAL - Fecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a study from USDA and North Carolina State University...
Highly Virulent Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Originated in Asia
SPAIN - Newly presented research for a doctoral thesis has used genetic sequencing to show that highly virulent infectious bursal disease virus (IBDv), also known as Gumboro, originated in Asia....
Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences
GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal production in the years ahead. Breakthroughs...
25 July 2016
Bird Flu Kills Poultry in Three Areas of Taiwan
TAIWAN - Three new outbreaks of H5N8 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Taiwan....
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
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....
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...
19 July 2016
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....
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....
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
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....
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....
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
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....
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....
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....
11 July 2016
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...
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