Vets Treat Chickens to Prevent Foodborne Illness

US - “If you have an animal that’s sick and you can’t give it medicine, what do you do? Do you just let it die?” asks poultry veterinarian Dr Samantha Pohl.
calendar icon 20 August 2015
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“If it’s something I can cure, it’s immoral of me to not be able to treat those animals. That’s inhumane.”

In the latest episode of Vets on Call on Zoetis' Poultry Health Today, Dr Pohl and Dr Chuck Hofacre of the University of Georgia visit a broiler farm to examine the flock’s response to a vaccine. They also test the flock to confirm the absence of salmonella bacteria that could cause illness in humans.

To watch the video, click here.

Editor’s note: One of the veterinarians featured in this video, Samantha Pohl, passed away July 29, 2015. We are keeping this video posted as a tribute to her commitment to avian medicine.

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