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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.

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?

Poultry companies need to balance consumer preferences with flock health, welfare and food safety

Suzanne 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...

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.

Vaccination helping to reduce mortality ratesfrom E. coli in France’s layer flocks

Four out of five health problems in layer flocks in France are related to Escherichia coli, according to Jocelyn Marguerie, DVM.

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...

Four tips for taking the lead on the animal-welfare conversation

By Carla Price, PhD CJP Nutrition Ellisville, Miss.

NCC to food industry and consumers: Go slow on slower-growing chickens

The National Chicken Council is urging food-service and retail industries, non-governmental organizations and consumers to go slow on the slow-growth chicken trend before evaluating its potential...
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