Category Archive: Global TOPICS, Media Watch, PHT GLOBAL
Apr 26, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Experts warn of red mite risk thanks to avian fluForced 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.
Apr 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Farm uses lasers to guard hens from avian influenzaOrchard 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.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Vaccination helping to reduce mortality ratesfrom E. coli in France’s layer flocksFour out of five health problems in layer flocks in France are related to Escherichia coli, according to Jocelyn Marguerie, DVM.
Mar 31, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on More collaboration needed to drive housing welfare standardsGreater collaboration between producers, veterinarians, engineers and scientists is needed to design housing systems that offer the highest levels of hen welfare, according to a leading geneticist.
Mar 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Early feeding, housing may affect broiler response to immune challengesEarly feeding after hatch and the housing type can affect the response of broilers to immune challenges later in life, indicates a study from the Netherlands.
Mar 16, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Hens in enriched colony system appear more stressed, flightyHens 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.
AAAP: Woody breast, similar broiler-muscle conditions not linked to infectious pathogens or food safety
Mar 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on AAAP: Woody breast, similar broiler-muscle conditions not linked to infectious pathogens or food safetyThree well-defined, degenerative breast diseases of broiler chickens — woody breast, white striping and deep pectoral myopathy — are not associated with infectious or pathogenic agents, nor do...
Mar 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on How the AST improves management of coccidiosis and flock performanceIt’s been over a century since coccidial oocysts were first observed in the ceca of a chicken. Since the 1940s, many anticoccidials have been developed to combat these protozoan parasites....
Mar 14, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on What’s the most humane way to raise a chicken? Watch and listenBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Mar 10, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on QX remains most prominent IBV strain in Europe, Africa and Middle EastA recent survey demonstrates that QX remains the most predominant field strain of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) circulating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.