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Options for Salmonella control in live poultry production

By Steven C. Ricke, PhD Professor, University of Arkansas Director, Center for Food Safety, Institute of Food Science and Engineering University of Arkansas

Infectious bronchitis: The ‘eye of the storm’ for chicken health

Ask any poultry producer in the world about the most economically important disease of broilers, breeders or layers. Infectious bronchitis (IB) is almost always the ‘eye of the storm’, according...

Air quality affects S. Heidelberg colonization in broilers

Improving air quality in broiler houses may be an important way to reduce colonization of S. Heidelberg, according to the results of a study presented at the 2017 International Poultry Scientific...

Symposium to focus on poultry veterinarian’s role in shaping public policy, government regulations, consumer perceptions

Today’s poultry veterinarians are being asked to do more than ensure flock health and welfare. They’re also lending their expertise to public policy discussions that steer government regulations...

Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to predict microscores

Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to be predictors of microscores, Miguel Barrios, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, said at the 2015 International Poultry Scientific Forum.

Early feeding, housing may affect broiler response to immune challenges

Early 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.

The case for built-up litter in US broiler complexes

By John A. Smith, DVM, MS, MAM Alectryon, LLC Baldwin, GA -- Built-up litter isn't necessarily negative. In fact, it may have multiple benefits...

Both organic, conventional processing reduce Campylobacter on carcasses

Both conventional and organic processing methods reduced Campylobacter on broiler carcasses in a recent study by Purdue University. Matthew Bailey, a grad student at the university, discussed the...

Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurity

With more US poultry companies reducing or eliminating antibiotic use in the hatchery, poultry companies need to make an even greater effort to guard against costly bacterial infections.

Hens in enriched colony system appear more stressed, flighty

Hens 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.
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