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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.

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.

Mountaire vet thinks ‘pendulum’ will fall in the middle of poultry antibiotic debate

While some US poultry companies are going “no antibiotics ever” and others are defending their right to use all FDA-approved medications to protect flock health, one veterinarian thinks it’s...

Despite similar labels, PAA products used in processing not all the same

David Schwab, PhD, talked with Poultry Health Today about a recent 3-month study to evaluate the stability, potency and overall effectiveness of PAA — a widely used food-grade antimicrobial in...

Better accuracy, hatchability, protection seen in birds vaccinated with dual-needle system

Broiler studies demonstrate that a dual-needle in ovo delivery system yields more accurate vaccine placement, better hatchability and better disease protection compared to a single-needle...

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 poultry industry is heading in 2017...

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 parts have made poultry companies...

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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