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Poultry veterinarians facing new challenges with ABF and new food safety guidelines

Poultry Health Today interviews Suzanne Dougherty, Poultry Veterinarian, Pecking Around Consulting, Executive Vice President AAAP at the 2017 IPPE.

Mycoplasma: Often overlooked but still costly in poultry

Poultry Health Today interviews Naola Ferguson-Noel, DVM, MAM, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Georgia at the 2017 IPPE.

Measuring success of the Veterinary Feed Directive

Poultry Health Today interviews David Edwards, PhD, Director, Division of Animal Feeds, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine at the 2017 IPPE.

Water pressure: How does it affect broilers’ consumption, performance?

Low-pressure water systems designed to reduce water usage have some poultry growers turning up the pressure to hydrate flocks and improve bird performance, but is this a sound practice economically?

Poultry companies need to balance consumer preferences with flock health, welfare and food safety

Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, talks with Poultry Health Today about the challenges of reducing or even eliminating antibiotics in broiler production...

Antibiotic issues broaden poultry veterinarians’ role

By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.

‘Old bug’ with new name easily mistaken for E. coli peritonitis

Commercial chicken flocks that appear to have Escherichia coli peritonitis might actually be infected with a re-emerging old pathogen with a new name.

While new data show growth for NAE production, responsible antibiotic usage still holding its own

One in 5 tons of broiler feed produced by US poultry companies in 2016 was ticketed for “no antibiotics ever” programs — up nearly 67% from 2015 and nearly a seven-fold increase since 2014.

Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry health

The future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.

Biosecurity key to combating US avian flu threat

Farm biosecurity remains US poultry producers’ key defense in making sure they are protected from the potentially devastating effects of avian influenza, say officials.
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