Jan 05, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on 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...
Jul 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on 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...
Jun 02, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Tyson vet shares experiences with antibiotic-free broilers
Producing Salmonella-free chicks without antibiotics is a delicate procedure — sort of a little like baking a cake, says Scott Gustin, DVM, director of veterinary services for Tyson.
Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, antibiotic-free and FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines
May 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, antibiotic-free and FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines
Antibiotic-free poultry production is creating ethical conflicts for veterinarians while raising questions about sustainability, animal welfare and the industry’s ability to feed a growing...
Apr 29, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Alternative treatments for necrotic enteritis: Has CQR’s Steve Davis found the ‘silver bullet’?
For years Steve Davis, DVM, of Colorado Quality Research had been looking for what he calls the "silver bullet" for managing NE in broilers without antibiotics.
Apr 09, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Necrotic enteritis: In search of the silver bullet
Steve Davis, DVM, of Colorado Quality Research says there’s no “silver bullet” for managing necrotic enteritis in broilers and shares his observations from recent studies.
Feb 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Balancing consumers’ 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...
Feb 10, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-free production: Tips for making it work
After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating.
Apr 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry specialist offers tips for managing gut health through better nutrition
Nutritionist Brett Lumpkins, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about antibiotic-free poultry production, the challenges it presents and how rations can be adjusted for better...