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Dec 25, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Automation key to ensuring sanitation in ‘no antibiotics ever’ systemsLabor shortages in hatcheries mean that to ensure appropriate levels of sanitation in “no antibiotics ever” production, wholesale automation is likely to be required.
Dec 22, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Circulation fans reduce severity of footpad dermatitisFootpad dermatitis causes significant foot problems for broilers, which adversely affects bird welfare and the market for broiler paws, according to research from the University of Maryland.
Dec 19, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers address producer FAQs around cage-free egg productionThe US egg industry is in the process of transitioning to cage-free egg production, but many questions remain about the best practices and facilities for these types of production systems.
Dec 15, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Vegetative buffers yield many benefits for poultry farmsVegetative buffers offer aesthetic, poultry-management and disease-control benefits to producers, in addition to showing the farm’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
Dec 07, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farm mortality issues highlight importance of checking water supplyProducers need to be alert to the dangers of drinking-water toxicity issues, according to a senior industry veterinarian.
Nov 22, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study exposes Salmonella-contamination risks of integrated broiler productionIntegrated broiler producers in Europe pose a risk of transmitting and maintaining clones of Salmonella throughout the production chain, according to researchers in Spain.
Nov 02, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Don’t overlook feed biosecurity in efforts to manage SalmonellaBiosecurity in feed mills and on-farm feed storage should not be overlooked when it comes to managing the risk of Salmonella in poultry flocks, according to a turkey-health expert.
Oct 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on HPAI prevention requires ‘buckle-up’ mentality to biosecurityThe only option for poultry farms to prevent an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is 100% adherence to biosecurity rules.
Sep 15, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Best-management practices key to successful NAE broiler productionWith many poultry operations switching to no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) production, management and disease control have become even more critical components.
Jun 02, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Avian flu strain behind recent outbreaks related but not identical to 2014-15 strainThe US poultry industry is on high alert following reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in both wild birds and commercial flocks in poultry-dense regions of the US market.
May 11, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Salmonella Enteritidis in feed can be a source for broiler flocksThe Southern Poultry Research Group created a challenge model to show how S. Enteritidis, can spread among birds when feed is contaminated and to help evaluate products that can eliminate or reduce...
Apr 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Comparing necrotic enteritis litter models highlights performance impactsReused litter from a previous NE challenge led to more severe subclinical performance impacts but fewer clinical signs of disease than in birds raised on fresh litter.
Mar 17, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lockdown mode urged with avian flu outbreaks in Mississippi and Central FlywaysA warning to tighten up biosecurity and reduce movement in and out of poultry houses was issued by Terry Conger, DVM, poultry health epidemiologist with USDA’s APHIS.
Feb 16, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Limiting transmission of parasite currently best option for controlling histomoniasisBy Elle Chadwick, PhD, Consultant, Ag Health Consulting, LLC, LaGrange, Georgia
Oct 06, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Details matter when it comes to ILT vaccination successAttention to detail is key to successfully vaccinating broiler flocks against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to a poultry health expert.
Jul 03, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Better management, biosecurity could mean lower Salmonella levels in NAE farmsNew research has suggested that Salmonella levels in no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) poultry systems could be lower than those on conventional broiler farms.
Jul 01, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Litter problems persistBy Tom Tabler, PhD, Extension Professor, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department, Mississippi State, MS
Jun 28, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Litter management can help control Salmonella HeidelbergOngoing studies to find ways of managing Salmonella Heidelberg loads in poultry litter have suggested that downtime is key to reducing the pathogen’s rates.
Jun 24, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lessons from the Midwest’s 2015 avian flu outbreakThe 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Minnesota was the worst the US has ever seen. What has the poultry industry learned from this and other outbreaks?
Jun 02, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Good management and biosecurity vital to overcoming disease challenges in NAE systemsGetting back to basics with bird and house management is key to overcoming coccidiosis and other health issues affecting producers using NAE systems.
May 25, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Utilizing on-farm testing key to helping processors understand S. Infantis loadsUsing a range of testing methods for Salmonella Infantis can help broiler companies build a better picture of how effective interventions against the pathogen are performing.
Aug 10, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tailoring control measures key to managing SalmonellaProducers need to take more care in matching Salmonella vaccines for broiler breeders to the strain of the pathogen challenging their flocks.
Jun 01, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Poultry biosecurity has lessons for coping with COVID-19By Tom Tabler, PhD, Extension Professor, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department, Mississippi State, Mississippi
Jan 03, 2020PHT EditorComments Off on Hospitals offer inspiration for next-generation poultry biosecurity toolsResearchers in Canada are looking to human hospitals as inspiration for developing next-generation techniques to improve biosecurity on poultry farms.
Oct 28, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Perdue veterinarian seeks answers to inconsistent foodborne pathogen loadTaking a closer look at why incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter varied widely on farms in the same production system helped to demonstrate the importance of management and communication with...
Sep 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Wet bulb reservoirs can be source of bacterial contamination for hatching eggsWet-bulb reservoirs in hatchery incubators should be included in the bacterial-monitoring program to ensure they aren’t the source of egg-shell contamination.
Aug 28, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Poultry litter management key to MS controlLitter topped the list of environmental factors most consistently positive for Mycoplasma synoviae (MS), Naola Ferguson, DVM, associate professor at the University of Georgia, told Poultry Health...
Aug 19, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Preventive measures are only option for combatting key parasites in turkeysTurkey producers will need to rely on preventive measures including biosecurity, good gut health and genetic selection to combat three key flagellated protozoan parasites that can affect their...
May 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Virulent ND in California sending wake-up call to US poultry industryOutbreaks of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) that have spread from backyard to commercial flocks in California are providing a wake-up call to the entire US poultry industry.
May 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Bioshuttle program helps control E. tenella outbreaks in pulletsAdministration of an in-feed anticoccidial after coccidiosis vaccination has helped alleviate outbreaks of Eimeria tenella in broiler breeder replacement stock.
Mar 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Effective biosecurity requires addressing the culture of a companyEffective biosecurity on poultry farms requires developing the kind of culture that motivates everyone in the company to adhere to the procedures that protect flocks from infectious disease.
Mar 19, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity expert sees more room for improvement on poultry farmsBiosecurity on commercial poultry farms has come a long way but still has far to go, Joseph Giambrone, PhD, professor of poultry science, Auburn University, told Poultry Health Today.
Mar 05, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Poultry experts identify weak links in live production that can compromise Salmonella controlImproved Salmonella control requires fixing weak links in live production that allow the pathogen to get into a flock, poultry experts advised during an industry roundtable.
... Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurity
Jan 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurityImproved communication between poultry company veterinarians and backyard chicken growers could help improve biosecurity and reduce disease spread for all flocks.
Nov 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity, disinfection, downtime keys to better ILT controlStrict biosecurity is the best defense against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in broiler flocks, advises Maricarmen García, PhD, a professor at the University of Georgia.
Sep 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study shows how unchanged boots disrupt biosecurityPoultry farmers looking for ways to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria in their facilities need look no further than the boots on their feet.
May 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Buckling down on biosecurityFor this special report, our editors talked with disease experts about what poultry companies can do to buckle down on biosecurity and protect their flocks from infectious diseases.
Apr 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity: ‘It doesn’t have to be boring’Even though biosecurity is a critically important subject, many poultry producers tune it out — for the simple reason that it bores them, said Nathaniel Tablante, DVM, a professor and poultry...
Jan 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Commercial and backyard poultry production: Bringing two worlds together for better biosecurityby Tom Tabler, PhD Extension Professor Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department Mississippi State, MS
Dec 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Check farm biosecurity now ahead of potential avian flu return, disease expert saysPoultry producers should assess their farm biosecurity in preparation for a return of avian influenza this winter, according to an expert in the spread and control on animal disease.
Oct 23, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on New Marek’s test helps ensure successful vaccination, biosecurityA new test is helping producers in Europe better protect their flocks against Marek’s disease (MD).
Jun 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lapses in biosecurity: Veterinarian urges poultry companies to avoid these mistakesBiosecurity needs to be approached as a comprehensive process, not as a series of segregated actions, according to Jean Sander, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian for Zoetis.
May 01, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurityWith 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.
Feb 23, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Producers eye vaccines, sanitation, biosecurity following new VFD rulesIncreased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity are the two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics imposed by...
Feb 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity ‘most important tool’ to limit avian flu riskImproving poultry farm hygiene and biosecurity is critical to limiting the threat of avian influenza to the poultry sector, a leading influenza researcher has warned.
Nov 12, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Video provides practical biosecurity tips for poultryA training video that provides practical biosecurity tips for protecting commercial poultry flocks from avian influenza and other infectious diseases has been developed by the University of Maryland...
Oct 09, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity in poultry production: What makes it work — and what doesn’tBy Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, DMV, MSc, PhD Professor, director Research Group on the Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire Associate director Université...
Jan 14, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Educating growers improves broiler biosecurityAn outreach program in the poultry-intense Delmarva region is helping growers improve biosecurity and protect flocks from potentially devastating disease.
Dec 15, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on HPAI spread by poor biosecurityThe USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently released an updated epidemiology report outlining its findings on the spread of the highly pathogenic AI through June 5.
Nov 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Breaches in biosecurity: Sanderson Farms vet shares three valuable lessonsBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms, Inc.