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Friday, October 31, 2014
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
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...
Monday, October 27, 2014
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....
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. ...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of research leading to a PhD degree....
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....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alternatives to Killing Male Day-old Chicks Explored at Wageningen
NETHERLANDS - For finding alternatives for the killing of male day-old chicks, research shows a number of leads but no method is ready to be applied in practice. This was the conclusion of a symposium organised by Wageningen UR on 8 September. ...
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,...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Zagreb to Host Symposium on Food Animal Welfare around Slaughter
CROATIA - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding its 'International Symposium 2015: Recent Advances II' on food animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter in Zagreb on 16 and 17 July 2015. ...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November 2014....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Educational Poultry Videos Released
GLOBAL - The videos, from the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), are prepared for self study of technical staff and for use in training sessions....
Monday, October 06, 2014
New Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Sweden
SWEDEN - There has been one new outbreak of Newcastle disease confirmed in the Ostergotlands Lan region of Sweden. ...
Roosters Crowing Create Noise Complaint in Australia
AUSTRALIA - An Alice Springs woman has threatened court action against the local council to prevent them from evicting roosters from her suburban back yard after 13 noise complaints from her neighbours....
Friday, October 03, 2014
European Livestock Sector Collaborates on Sustainable Development
DENMARK - Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming, delegates to the recent European Association of Animal Production (EAAP) conference heard in Copenhagen....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Detected in Russia
RUSSIA - There has been two outbreaks of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in poultry reported in the Altai Kray region in Siberia in central Russia. ...
Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
THE NETHERLANDS - As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) reinforces its message of responsible use of antibiotics in both...
Friday, September 26, 2014
How to Tell If Your Hen Is Laying Eggs
UK - Mike Colley, FAI Farms' Poultry Manager, explains how to tell if your female chicken is in lay. ...
UK Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Butterball Announces Expanded Corporate Citizenship Programme
US - Turkey meat processor, Butterball, has announced an expanded corporate citizenship platform that showcases its efforts to create a positive impact in all areas of operation, which includes the welfare standards of American Humane Certification....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015. The closing date to submit a title and abstract...
Friday, September 19, 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Activists Target Pig and Egg Farm
NEW ZEALAND - An animal rights activist has reportedly been arrested ending a political protest at a pig and egg farm near Dunedin....
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
N14m Frozen Poultry Products Seized and Destroyed in Nigeria
NIGERIA - The onslaught against smugglers by the Nigeria Customs Service continued last week when the special anti-smuggling task force of the Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, intercepted two vans loaded with 2,000 cartons of frozen poultry...
New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards
US - A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Infectious Bronchitis Detected in Finland
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Agency Evira and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have jointly studied the emergence of infectious bronchitis (IB) in chickens in Finland....
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