Author Archive: PHT Editor
Apr 24, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry veterinarians facing new challenges with ABF and new food safety guidelinesPoultry Health Today interviews Suzanne Dougherty, Poultry Veterinarian, Pecking Around Consulting, Executive Vice President AAAP at the 2017 IPPE.
Apr 24, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Mycoplasma: Often overlooked but still costly in poultryPoultry Health Today interviews Naola Ferguson-Noel, DVM, MAM, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Georgia at the 2017 IPPE.
Apr 24, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Measuring success of the Veterinary Feed DirectivePoultry Health Today interviews David Edwards, PhD, Director, Division of Animal Feeds, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine at the 2017 IPPE.
Apr 23, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on 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?
Apr 19, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry companies need to balance consumer preferences with flock health, welfare and food safetySuzanne 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...
Apr 18, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic issues broaden poultry veterinarians’ roleBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Apr 12, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on ‘Old bug’ with new name easily mistaken for E. coli peritonitisCommercial chicken flocks that appear to have Escherichia coli peritonitis might actually be infected with a re-emerging old pathogen with a new name.
Apr 06, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on While new data show growth for NAE production, responsible antibiotic usage still holding its ownOne 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.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry healthThe future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity key to combating US avian flu threatFarm biosecurity remains US poultry producers’ key defense in making sure they are protected from the potentially devastating effects of avian influenza, say officials.