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Experts warn of red mite risk thanks to avian flu

Forced housing of poultry due to avian influenza is likely to lead to a higher risk of red mite infestation in flocks this spring, vets have warned.

Broiler immunity develops too little, too late to fight campylobacter

In the first-ever study of functional immunity to campylobacter in chickens, research by the University of Liverpool found that antibodies play a key role in clearing the bacteria from the gut,...

Farm uses lasers to guard hens from avian influenza

Orchard Eggs, based in West Sussex, is using Dutch laser technology to scare off wild migratory birds and prevent them from mixing with the farm’s outdoor flock and protect them from avian flu.

Shortage of medications remains top issue for US turkey industry

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.

Necrotic enteritis: Can it be managed effectively in ABF flocks?

Poultry Health Today interviews Steve Davis, DVM, Researcher, Colorado Quality Research at the 2017 IPPE.

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.

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.
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