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Tyson vet: Act quickly on unexplained poultry mortality
Quick action by breeder managers and veterinarians is credited with the rapid resolution of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak in Tennessee in March of 2017.
AAAP plans to take more proactive approach in poultry health, welfare conversations
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) plans to increase its public presence and become a trusted source of information for consumers about the science...
Layer-hen stocking density affects Salmonella shedding
Lower stocking density for laying hens was associated with less fecal shedding of Salmonella Heidelberg in a USDA study.
‘Inspect what you expect’ applied to poultry vaccination crews
By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV  Corporate Veterinarian   Sanderson Farms, Inc. 
Salmonella biofilms resist disinfectants in poultry processing
Common disinfectants used in chiller tanks and dipping stations at poultry processing plants are not effective against Salmonella in its biofilm state.
Lack of medications, veterinarians hamper turkey industry
The US turkey industry continues to be hampered by a lack of approved efficacious drugs, according to a 2017 survey. Since 2005, four medications have been withdrawn,...
Avian influenza viruses can persist in footbaths and manure
Growers shouldn’t assume the disinfectants they use in footbaths are effective against avian influenza (AI), indicates a study from the University of...
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E. coli infection: Two types in broilers
While infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) remains a serious threat to broiler health, it often opens the door to costlier secondary E. coli infection.
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Why infectious bronchitis is so resilient — and what broiler companies can do about it
Control of infectious bronchitis (IB) requires good biosecurity, good management and rigorous administration of a vaccine that matches the circulating virus as closely...
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H9N2 could devastate America’s poultry industry
H9N2, a low-pathogenic avian influenza virus common in parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, would be difficult to control if introduced to the US, said...
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E. coli vaccination reduces antibiotic use in broilers
New studies showed that vaccination against Escherichia coli significantly reduced antibiotic use on commercial broiler farms, particularly in birds at high risk of...
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Gangrenous dermatitis: Guarding against a costly disease
by Tom Tabler, PhD Extension Professor Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department Mississippi State, Mississippi
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Windrowing litter can reduce pressure from poultry viruses, insects and bacteria
Poultry producers looking to improve litter quality and flock health should consider windrowing — a practice that not only works to control ammonia in the...
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Surveillance, careful vaccine selection tops “shoot-in-the-dark” strategy for IB control
Microbiologist Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia, urges producers not to “shoot in the dark” with infectious bronchitis vaccines and, instead, to focus on...
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