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Category Archive: Infectious Diseases, ippe2016- Interviews with experts, News, PHT US, Respiratory, TOPICS, Videos

Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseases

David Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the...

Antibiotic-free poultry production: Is it sustainable on a large scale?

Phil Stayer, DVM, head veterinarian at Sanderson Farms, is worried about what he calls an "anti-technology movement" directed at the US poultry industry, particularly as it relates to veterinary care...

Straight talk with FDA about the VFD in poultry

Dan McChesney, PhD, director of surveillance and compliance for FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine, recently visited with Poultry Health Today to talk about the new VFD regulations and their...

Managing ionophores and diets for best performance

Carla Price, PhD, a consulting poultry nutritionist based in Mississippi, says that for best results, producers need to consider differences in ionophores when formulating poultry feeds.

Mathis: Long-term planning key to effective coccidiosis management

Whether the production system is antibiotic-free or conventional, long-term planning and strategic rotation programs are the best ways to ensure effective, sustainable control of coccidiosis, the...

Coccidiosis, intestinal health and their relationship to pathogen loads of harvested broilers

For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services...

E. coli in broilers: Its costly impact on condemnations and mortality

Infectious bronchitis is a never-ending battle for poultry producers, but its the secondary infection E. coli that often proves to be the most costly to broilers in terms of condemnations and...

Water pressure of drinking water: Its effect on broilers’ consumption and performance

How much does water pressure affect water usage in broiler houses? And more importantly, what's the impact on bird performance?

What is the carbon footprint of your poultry farm?

New research by the University of Georgia on greenhouse-gas emissions from poultry farms is expected to lay the groundwork for reducing the industry's carbon footprint.

Cage-free layers: Are ‘happier’ birds also healthier?

Leading egg producers in the US are pledging to go cage-free, but are happier layers necessarily healthier? John Brown, DVM, a veterinarian who specializes in layer health, shares his thoughts on the...
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