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06 November 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Consistency, follow-up key to controlling IBV
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a “moving target” and trying to keep ahead of it requires consistency and follow-up, Sjaak de Wit, DVM, PhD, of GD Animal Health, the Netherlands, told Poultry Health Today....
05 November 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Biosecurity, disinfection, downtime keys to better ILT control
Strict biosecurity is the best defense against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in broiler flocks, advises Maricarmen García, PhD, a professor at the University of Georgia...
29 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteria
Higher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian....
Poultry Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
28 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Salmonella Infantis can complicate respiratory problems in broilers
Salmonella Infantis can become a persistent problem in broilers and exacerbate mortality when combined with infectious bronchitis, experience indicates at an integrated South American poultry company....
25 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Taking ownership of your career development
An editorial by Roxanne Lagano Chief HR Officer at Zoetis...
23 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States AAAP issues call for papers for 2019 conference
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2019 conference, 2-6 August, Washington, DC. The deadline is 3 December 2018...
22 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States New standards for foodborne pathogens expanding control programs to live production
A rise in the prevalence of Salmonella on whole chicken carcasses since USDA changed the testing medium used could indicate the prevalence of the pathogen was previously underestimated, Dianna Bourassa, PhD, poultry specialist at Auburn University Extension,...
19 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producers
Poultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders of feed medications in high demand force poultry companies to resort to plan B or C....
10 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Exploring the connection between hemorrhagic hepatopathy and inactivated vaccines used in broiler breeders
An interview with Andy McRee, DVM, Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis...
03 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Study shows how unchanged boots disrupt biosecurity
Poultry farmers looking for ways to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria in their facilities need look no further than the boots on their feet, according to a University of Guelph/University of Montreal study presented at the 2018 Western Poultry...
02 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States USDA inspections can help improve poultry production and processing
Some of us in the poultry industry might consider this statement — “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” — an oxymoron....
27 September 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Vaccination of broilers ‘quick and easy’ way to get Salmonella under control
Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella may be the best and most expedient option for producers struggling to meet USDA performance standards at the processing plant, said Chuck Hofacre, DVM, PhD, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group Inc.,...
18 September 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Special report: Poultry veterinarians teaming up to reduce condemnations, optimise food safety
Minimising carcass condemnations and reducing the load of foodborne pathogens moving from broiler farms into processing might seem like separate production objectives — and they are....
12 September 2018
Poultry Industry News from Nigeria Zoetis initiative improves poultry health for Nigeria’s farming and veterinary communities
CHI Farms, one of the leading poultry farms in Nigeria, will open a new diagnostic centre today, in poultry production hub Ibadan, with the support of Zoetis and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)....
11 September 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Trace minerals, used litter, coccidiosis control key to managing enteritis in NAE flocks
Starting broiler flocks on used litter, coupled with effective coccidiosis control and the use of trace minerals, can help minimise necrotic enteritis (NE) in broiler flocks raised without antibiotics, Steve Davis, DVM, told Poultry Health Today....
24 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Marek’s and Salmonella: John Smith, DVM, offers insights on two new broiler-vaccination trends
John Smith, DVM, poultry veterinarian for Alectryon in Baldwin, Georgia, shared ideas with Poultry Health Today on two changes in broiler-vaccination strategies in the US poultry industry....
21 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Coccidiosis control: New strategies for a new era
Coccidiosis can be controlled in broilers without antibiotics as long as producers pay closer attention to hatchery coccidiosis vaccination procedures, brooding and stocking rates, Greg Mathis, PhD, president of Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry...
17 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Early identification needed to protect broilers from reovirus
Reovirus is mutating every 2 to 3 years, which is making it difficult to protect broilers from the effects of the virus, Don Waldrip, DVM, technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, told Poultry Health Today....
Poultry Industry News from United States Blackhead disease causes reduced egg production in layer hens
Blackhead disease can cause a substantial drop in egg production in commercial layer hens, Christina Sigmon of North Carolina State University, said during the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum. [1]...
16 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Putting paper under chick’s drinkers: Is it really helpful?
Placing paper under water lines increases water consumption by baby chicks, but only for the first 3 or 4 hours after house placement, research indicates....
09 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Paper under chick drinkers: is it really helpful?
Placing paper under water lines increases water consumption by baby chicks, but only for the first 3 or 4 hours after house placement, research indicate...
27 July 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Let there be light: early exposure to UV aids broiler behavior, performance
Adding windows to poultry houses is an inexpensive way to improve the environment for broilers and possibly improve productivity, according to Rachel Lynn Dennis, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland...
26 July 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Footpad dermatitis a greater concern in chickens grown to older ages
Footpad dermatitis is more likely to be a problem among broilers grown to an older age, but it can be remedied if producers intervene in time, Tom Tabler, PhD, professor with Mississippi State University Extension, told Poultry Health Today....
03 July 2018
Poultry Industry News from United States Vaccination followed with feed medication gives pullets added protection against coccidiosis
Inadequate coccidiosis protection in pullets can lead to health issues ranging from uneven weight gain to mortality. Recent trials show an improvement in protection when a coccidiostat is used in combination with coccidiosis vaccine, according to Tak...
 
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