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11 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Alternative therapies called best long-term hope for blackhead disease in turkeys
Alternative treatments may be the only long-term hope for managing blackhead in turkeys, said Robert Beckstead, PhD, turkey health specialist, North Carolina State University....
07 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis challenge cage-free layer systems
Cage-free housing for egg layers allows birds to exhibit more natural behaviors, but it also carries an increased risk for morbidity and mortality, according to a report at the 2017 Midwest Poultry Conference.1...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Protecting longer-life layers against infectious bronchitis
With many laying hens now remaining in production up to 500 days, it’s time to rethink infectious bronchitis (IB) protection protocols, says Dieter Vancraeynest, DVM, PhD, a poultry veterinarian at Zoetis....
29 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Looming crisis for poultry: Finding and funding veterinarians
The poultry industry is rife with job openings for veterinarians that can’t be filled, according to Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia....
25 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Managing coccidiosis successfully in poultry raised without antibiotics
Producers raising flocks without antibiotics are finding new ways to manage gut health and coccidiosis with vaccination and anticoccidials, Greg Mathis, PhD, coccidiosis specialist, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health Today....
23 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Paw quality in broilers: Why it’s important
Footpad dermatitis is a major concern in broiler chickens because it adversely affects animal welfare. There’s also an increased demand for chicken paws from overseas markets. In fact, in recent years, the value of the paw market to China alone reached...
18 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Building a better vaccination program
Poultry companies naturally want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be a daunting task....
08 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States New rule, same baseline skews sampling for foodborne pathogens
Last year, at the recommendation of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the US poultry industry switched from buffered peptone water to “neutralized” buffered peptone to reduce the risk of false negatives when sampling whole chickens and parts...
Poultry Industry News from United States Finding the right balance with antibiotics and flock welfare
Antibiotic use continues to divide the poultry industry, with one side supporting responsible use of all FDA-approved medications while others commit to raising birds without antibiotics....
01 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States US broiler industry steadily reducing incidence of foodborne pathogens
The US broiler industry has been steadily reducing the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter on chicken parts since the USDA’s new performance standards took effect last year....
28 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States ‘Raised without antibiotics’ marketing has nothing to do with science
“It has nothing to do with science.” That’s the message I’ve received from two different restaurant chains in the past month. To meet market demand, they’re leaning toward selling poultry meat from broilers raised without antibiotics or, at...
26 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States AAAP premieres video at 60th annual conference
A video saluting accomplishments of the American Association of Avian Pathologists made its debut on the closing night of the group’s 60th annual conference....
24 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry Veterinarians Need to be the 'Voice of the Birds'
US - Veterinarians need to be more proactive and be the “voice of the birds” on issues related to health and well-being, according to Nancy Reimers, DVM, a poultry veterinarian in California and chair of the Animal Welfare Committee, American Association...
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry veterinarian named to AVMA Future Leaders program
Tak Niino, VMD, a senior poultry technical services representative for Zoetis, was one of 10 veterinarians in different fields selected to the Future Leaders program of the American Veterinary Medical Association....
21 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States 'Old Bug' with New Name Easily Mistaken for E. coli Peritonitis
US - Commercial chicken flocks that appear to have Escherichia coli peritonitis might actually be infected with a re-emerging old pathogen with a new name....
20 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Shortage of Medications Remains Top Issue for US Turkey Industry
US - Same story, different year: A shortage of effective, FDA-approved medications is still the top health issue for the US turkey industry, according to a survey conducted by a turkey veterinarian....
19 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global Infectious Bronchitis: The ‘Eye of the Storm’ for Chicken Health
GLOBAL - Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers....
17 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Veteran poultry scientist optimistic about managing necrotic enteritis in NAE flocks
The trend toward “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production has no doubt spawned problems with necrotic enteritis (NE), but the industry is making progress in its search for alternative methods of managing the disease, Charles Hofacre, DVM, PhD,...
30 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Should we tap the brakes on slow-growth chicken?
Consumers advocating the use of slow-growth chickens mistakenly assume these birds have better welfare conditions, Terrence O’Keefe, editor and content director, Watt AgNet, told Poultry Health Today....
27 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Lapses in biosecurity: Veterinarian urges poultry companies to avoid these mistakes
Biosecurity needs to be approached as a comprehensive process, not as a series of segregated actions, according to Jean Sander, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian for Zoetis....
13 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Sanderson Farms vet drawing new battle lines against ILT
Sanderson Farms growers have been asked to stop driving their farm trucks off the farm to help prevent outbreaks of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to Phil Stayer, DVM, head veterinarian for the company....
12 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Infectious bronchitis: Understanding the varying clinical picture
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious coronavirus found in chickens worldwide that costs the US poultry industry millions of dollars annually. Although it’s largely a respiratory disease, some strains of the virus can also cause...
02 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Has poultry-farm biosecurity improved since the 2015 HPAI outbreak?
More than 42 million commercial poultry, mostly layers, died in the 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the US. The catastrophe pointed to biosecurity gaps that needed remediation to reduce the risk of future outbreaks....
Poultry Industry News from United States Teaming with poultry companies to ensure carcass quality and food safety
The role of today’s technical services veterinarian needs to go beyond posting sessions, field trials, product support and new approaches to disease management....
 
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