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Industry trendwatcher offers insights, analysis on future of antibiotic-free poultry production
Industry trendwatcher and analyst Greg Rennier, PhD, recently sat down with Poultry Health Today to share his thoughts on antibiotic-free production and where the...
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Lightening the load: Teamwork between live production, processing key to reducing foodborne pathogens in poultry
While statistics show the US poultry industry has made great strides reducing foodborne pathogens, USDA’s new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken...
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There’s always room for improvement with Salmonella
Most poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella, but there's always room for improvement.
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5 ABF health tips from Miller Poultry
Miller Poultry — an Indiana-based producer with more than 15 years' experience raising broilers without antibiotics — offers tips for ensuring a strong, healthy and...
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Successful ABF production: Mastered technique or corporate culture?
Indiana's Miller Poultry's owner and president Galen Miller and production manager Stephen Shepard discuss their experiences, priorities, management style and business...
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Working with FSIS to reduce condemnations and cut losses
By Douglas L. Fulnechek, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis
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Industry trendwatcher offers insights, analysis on future of antibiotic-free poultry production
Industry trendwatcher and analyst Greg Rennier, PhD, recently sat down with Poultry Health Today to share his thoughts on antibiotic-free production and where the...
read more
Lightening the load: Teamwork between live production, processing key to reducing foodborne pathogens in poultry
While statistics show the US poultry industry has made great strides reducing foodborne pathogens, USDA’s new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken...
read more
There’s always room for improvement with Salmonella
Most poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella, but there's always room for improvement.
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What’s causing ‘woody breast’ in poultry?
A condition known as “woody breast” is puzzling US poultry scientists investigating why breast-muscle tissue from some broiler flocks is hard and tough instead of...
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Fast growth seen for ABF poultry production, but for how long?
To see how the antibiotic-free (ABF) production trend is playing out with producers’ plans, Poultry Health Today turned to Greg Rennier, PhD, a poultry-market...
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The case for ionophores: How they’re different from other antibiotics — and why it matters
Unlike other classes of antibiotics, ionophores are not considered important to human health by top public health and regulatory agencies.
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DIAGNOSTICS
Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to predict microscores
Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to be predictors of microscores, Miguel Barrios, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, said at the 2015 International Poultry Scientific Forum.
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Poultry R&D
Hens in enriched colony system appear more stressed, flighty
Hens in an enriched colony system were more stressed and flighty than conventionally caged birds in a study from Mississippi State and Texas A&M Universities.
Environment
Windrowing litter can reduce pressure from poultry viruses, insects and bacteria
Poultry producers looking to improve litter quality and flock health should consider windrowing — a practice that not only works to control ammonia in the reconditioned litter but also reduces pathogen and insect pressure.
Infectious Diseases
Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseases
David Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the difference between high-path and low-path, and its relationship with other common poultry diseases.
Rules & Regs
Want the recipe for a VFD? Here are 14 key ingredients
Issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) involves more than just completing a form and sending it to the producer and feed mill. Veterinarians need to have 14 key ingredients on hand to include in the VFD.
Sustainability
Rainwater harvesting helps poultry farms reduce water dependency, save money
A new system for harvesting and storing rainwater from poultry barns provides birds with high quality water while reducing the grower’s dependency on local wells and municipal water systems.
Antibiotic-free
Thinking about going antibiotic-free? Expert panel offers insights, suggestions
Broiler and turkey companies need to think carefully and weigh all the possible impacts before considering a move to antibiotic-free production, said poultry health experts at a panel discussion held at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta.
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