UGA’s Mark Jackwood: Stop ‘shooting in the dark’ with bronchitis vaccination
Microbiologist Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia, urges producers not to “shoot in the dark” with infectious bronchitis vaccines and, instead, to focus on surveillance, monitoring and testing before committing to a vaccination program.
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 to Guillermo Zavala, DVM, MAM, MSc, PhD, poultry health and...
Managing Escherichia coli infection in commercial poultry flocks has to be tackled on three fronts to help cut losses and improve profitability, says Allan Ball, of the Slate Hall Veterinary Practice in the UK.
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 while maintaining flock welfare and ensuring safe food for consumers.
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