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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...

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.

FDA: Salmonella, antibiotic resistance declining in US poultry meat

Incidence of Salmonella in ground chicken and turkey meat has dropped to its lowest level since the FDA began monitoring the foodborne pathogen, according to a  new report. However, the development...

Considerations when choosing direct-fed microbials for poultry

In-feed antibiotics are highly regulated and help ensure the health and welfare of poultry, but many poultry integrators are feeling the pressure from foodservice companies and consumer groups to...

S. enteritidis shedding more frequent among hens in conventional cages

Fecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a...

Meeting the new USDA/FSIS standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry

USDA/FSIS issued new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground poultry meat and chicken and turkey parts.

Live E. coli, Salmonella vaccines remained effective when used together in challenge study

Administration of a modified-live Escherichia coli vaccine along with a live Salmonella vaccine does not appear to affect the efficacy of either, indicate the results of a recent challenge study.[1]...

Hen housing systems compared in 3-year study

Commercial and alternative laying-hen housing systems each have pros and cons, according to a recent study by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply. The study compared cage-free aviary, enriched...

Environmental control needed to achieve best results with Salmonella vaccination

By Carl Heeder, DVM Technical Services Veterinarian Zoetis Inc.

Vets treat chickens to prevent foodborne illness

In the latest episode of Vets on Call, Dr. Pohl and Dr. Chuck Hofacre of the University of Georgia visit a broiler farm to examine the flock’s response to a vaccine.
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