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... S. Heidelberg load reduced in chicks treated with acidified water the first 2 weeks of life

DISCOVERIES, Issue 9: Chicks that received acidified water for the first 2 weeks of life had a significantly reduced load of Salmonella Heidelberg, a challenge study demonstrates.

... Better management, biosecurity could mean lower Salmonella levels in NAE farms

New research has suggested that Salmonella levels in no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) poultry systems could be lower than those on conventional broiler farms.

... Now more than ever, vaccination is critical for managing Salmonella in layer flocks

TOOLBOX, Issue 22: An interview with Kalen Cookson, DVM, MAM, Director of Clinical Research, Zoetis

... Studies in 32 million birds show returns on vaccinating broilers for E. coli

DISCOVERIES, Issue 8: In studies conducted in more than 32 million broiler chickens in Italy and the US,  vaccination with Poulvac® E. coli yielded a positive return on investment.

... Litter management can help control Salmonella Heidelberg

Ongoing studies to find ways of managing Salmonella Heidelberg loads in poultry litter have suggested that downtime is key to reducing the pathogen’s rates.

... Direct-fed microbials can impact Salmonella vaccine efficacy

Some direct-fed microbial additives with live cultures have been found to impact the efficacy of modified-live vaccines.

... Researchers decode clues to Salmonella Infantis control

New research from Austria provides key regional insights into Salmonella Infantis, a foodborne pathogen that is closely linked with broiler farms and often resistant to antibiotics.

... Utilizing on-farm testing key to helping processors understand S. Infantis loads

Using 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.

... Making sense of broiler-feed withdrawal — with the help of a few aphorisms

By Douglas L. Fulnechek, DVM Senior Public Health Veterinarian Zoetis

... Treatment blend offers ‘exciting potential’ for Campylobacter control at processing

Blending two commonly used antibacterial treatments could help processing facilities take better control of Campylobacter and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses, according to scientists.

... New avian leukosis rule expected to reduce waste, improve efficiency for processing plants and FSIS

Acceptance of a petition designating avian leukosis lesions on poultry carcasses as a trimmable condition is expected to reduce waste and improve efficiency at processing plants while allowing meat...

... Antibiotics and the Poultry Industry: What’s Next?

Nearly 6 in 10 broiler chickens in the US are now raised without antibiotics. Is this all-or-nothing strategy necessarily a good trend? And what precautions need to be taken?

... Tailoring control measures key to managing Salmonella

Producers need to take more care in matching Salmonella vaccines for broiler breeders to the strain of the pathogen challenging their flocks.

... Shift to cage-free egg production prompts need to revise health and management plans

Vaccinations and other preventative health measures are more critical than ever as the US egg industry shifts toward cage-free and no-antibiotics-ever production.

... Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production

Producers making the switch to cage-free egg production need to ensure they are properly prepared for managing potential increases in Salmonella and other health challenges.

... Live Salmonella vaccines, some DFMs may not mix

By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV, Corporate Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms, Inc.

... Vaccination with Poulvac® E. coli yields economic benefits in broilers

DISCOVERIES, Issue 7: Vaccinating broilers against Escherichia coli yielded a favorable return on investment in a recent trial

... USDA urged to give producers time to trial Campylobacter and Salmonella interventions

Greater flexibility is needed in official Salmonella and Campylobacter testing regimes in order to support poultry producers and processors who are trialing new interventions to tackle both

... Study: Live S. Typhimurium vaccine reduces S. Infantis colonization

Investing in vaccination programs to develop cross-protection against some of the most common strains of Salmonella could help limit the number of foodborne outbreaks of the pathogen.

... Mountaire Farms is first company to carry the One Health Certified label

Mountaire Farms is the first animal protein company to carry the One Health Certified label, demonstrating its commitment to animal production standards established by the program.

... CDC report urges more vaccination against Salmonella

The CDC has urged more vaccination to control Salmonella in poultry flocks after latest figures revealed illnesses linked to certain strains of the pathogen were stalling or in decline.

... Measuring effectiveness of on-farm interventions key to Salmonella control

Understanding the impact specific on-farm interventions can have on Salmonella is critical to helping the US poultry industry meet government standards around the disease, according to a leading...

... Effective Salmonella control requires involvement of entire production chain

By Douglas L. Fulnechek, DVM, Senior Public Health Veterinarian, Zoetis

... New USDA process-verified program, meat label to focus on responsible poultry, livestock care

A new USDA process-verified program and meat label is expected help US poultry and livestock producers demonstrate their commitment to responsible antibiotic management.

... What more can live production do to reduce Salmonella in poultry?

Successful Salmonella control throughout live poultry production requires an integrated effort, attention to detail and careful follow-through to help processing plants meet more stringent USDA...

... Salmonella’s sex life key to mitigating food safety risks

Food safety challenges linked to Salmonella could be tackled more effectively by better understanding the sex life of bacteria, according to a leading US government veterinarian.

... US poultry vets: Disease control and food safety identified as future research priorities

Surveys carried out by the AAAP found veterinarians working across the broiler, egg and turkey sectors believe food safety should be a high-priority area for future research, alongside vaccine and...

... Perdue veterinarian seeks answers to inconsistent foodborne pathogen load

Taking 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...

... Good gut health can help minimize Salmonella in broilers

TOOLBOX, Issue 14: An interview with Manuel Da Costa, DVM, PhD, Associate Director, Outcomes Research, Zoetis

... US poultry industry shifting focus to Campylobacter, Salmonella Infantis

The US poultry industry needs to revisit Campylobacter-control strategies in preparation for new performance standards coming from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Ashley Peterson,...

... Vaccinated birds shown to have lower incidence of Salmonella at processing

Broilers vaccinated against Salmonella showed reduced levels of the pathogen at processing in a recent study, according to Charles Hofacre, PhD, president, Southern Poultry Research Group. Inc.

... Preharvest reduction of Salmonella, Campylobacter key to better control efforts

By Abhinav Upadhyay, DVM, PhD, postdoctoral associate and Dan J. Donoghue, PhD, professor, University of Arkansas

... Reducing salmonellosis: Let’s try teaching ‘aseptic technique’ in the home kitchen

By Robert O’Connor, DVM, MAM, Senior vice president, Foster Farms

... Integrated plan with live production needed to meet new Salmonella standards

Poultry companies struggling to meet higher USDA standards for Salmonella need to increase control efforts in live production to help avoid the dreaded Category 3.

... Poultry producers facing higher hurdles with USDA food-safety standards

Poultry producers can expect to jump higher hurdles as USDA continues to raise the bar for food safety.

... Moving up: Vaccinating broilers may help poultry companies improve Salmonella ratings

Vaccinating broilers against Salmonella could be an effective live-side intervention for obtaining higher ratings in the Salmonella categorizations established by the USDA’s FSIS

... More than half of US broilers raised without antibiotics in 2018

Broilers raised without antibiotics accounted for 51% of total US production in 2018 — an 11-point jump from the previous year and, more significantly, up from 3% in 2014.

... USDA poultry inspections can help improve live production, processing

By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.

... Lightening the load: Teamwork between live production, processing key to reducing foodborne pathogens in poultry

While statistics show the US poultry industry has made great strides reducing foodborne pathogens, USDA’s new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken parts have made poultry companies...

... New standards for foodborne pathogens expanding control programs to live production

A rise in the prevalence of Salmonella on whole chicken carcasses since USDA changed the testing medium used could indicate the prevalence of the pathogen was previously underestimated.

... ‘Take a holistic approach’ to get the most from Salmonella vaccination

TOOLBOX, Issue 4: An interview with Marco Quiroz, DVM, Zoetis

... Vaccination of broilers ‘quick and easy’ way to get Salmonella under control

Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella may be the best and most expedient option for producers struggling to meet USDA performance standards at the processing plant, said Chuck Hofacre, DVM, PhD,...

... Refined carbs show promise as ‘sentinel’ for Salmonella control

Higher government standards for Salmonella control have put more pressure on poultry companies to reduce incidence on broiler farms and lower the pathogen load going into processing. 

... Modified-live vaccination reduced salmonellosis in Brazilian study

New research confirms that modified-live vaccines (MLVs) can effectively reduce salmonellosis in broilers — a leading cause of food poisoning in humans.

... Special report: Poultry veterinarians teaming up to reduce condemnations, optimize food safety

Minimizing carcass condemnations and reducing the load of foodborne pathogens moving from broiler farms into processing might seem like separate production objectives — and they are.

... C. perfringens on broiler meat can survive processing, potentially sicken consumers

Listen to or download the podcast Most broiler producers know the economic impact of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens, particularly in birds raised without antibiotics.   Now...

... Is incentivized vaccination the answer to poultry’s public-health woes?

Governments and retailers should incentivize broiler producers to make better use of vaccines that could help protect public health, according to an expert in poultry infections.

... Campylobacter in poultry: An elusive pathogen

By Orhan Sahin, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVM Assistant Professor Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

... Salmonella on carcass skin can contaminate ground turkey

Salmonella on the skin, rather than in infected muscle tissue, may be a significant contributor to ground-turkey contamination, indicates a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American...

... Three-pronged E. coli strategy to help cut losses, improve profitability

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...

... Poultry veterinarians facing new challenges with NAE trend, food safety guidelines

The NAE production movement has helped reduce antibiotic use in poultry for good reason, but veterinarians need to make sure the pendulum doesn’t swing so far they have no antibiotics left to...

... Hofacre: There’s always room for improvement with Salmonella

Most US poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella, but there's always room for improvement.

... Finding the right balance with antibiotics and flock welfare

Part 3: The issue of antibiotics in poultry continues to divide the poultry industry, with one side supporting routine preventive use and the other committed to raising birds without antibiotics.

... New rule, same baseline skews sampling for foodborne pathogens

Part 2: Last year, the US poultry industry switched from buffered peptone water to “neutralized” buffered peptone to reduce the risk of false negatives when sampling whole chickens and parts for...

... US broiler industry steadily reducing incidence of foodborne pathogens

Part 1: The US broiler industry is successfully and steadily reducing the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter on chicken parts since the USDA’s new performance standards took effect.

... Reducing food-borne bacterial infections must be team effort

Increased pressure to reduce bacterial food-borne infections in consumers is affecting poultry production from start to finish, panelists reported at a food safety roundtable, “Lightening the Load:...

... Air quality affects S. Heidelberg colonization in broilers

Improving air quality in broiler houses may be an important way to reduce colonization of S. Heidelberg, according to the results of a study presented at the 2017 International Poultry Scientific...

... Teaming with poultry companies to ensure carcass quality and food safety

The role of today’s technical services veterinarian needs to go beyond posting sessions, field trials, product support and customized disease-management programs.

... Both organic, conventional processing reduce Campylobacter on carcasses

Both conventional and organic processing methods reduced Campylobacter on broiler carcasses in a recent study by Purdue University. Matthew Bailey, a grad student at the university, discussed the...

... New lasalocid MRLs relieve export restrictions for broilers

Broiler producers who want more diversity in their anticoccidial-rotation plan can now consider the ionophore lasalocid without worrying about it putting a damper on exports, says Jon Schaeffer, DVM,...

... Observe, judge, act — Veterinarian offers practical tips for reducing carcass condemnations

Poultry processors and regulators have the same objectives — minimize chicken condemnations and maximize food safety. Working as a team is the best way to safeguard consumer health and maintain...

... Good communication key to protecting poultry parts during FSIS inspection

One key to food safety is designing and implementing poultry-inspection protocols that reflect consumer behavior. For example, federal inspectors are refocusing their strategy to address consumer...

... Foster Farms’ vet shares tips for managing a food-safety crisis in the poultry industry

You’re a veterinarian at a major poultry company that’s just been slammed by a food-safety crisis. Can you imagine what that’s like? And more important, would you know what to do?

... Cage-free hen housing: How far will the pendulum swing?

By John Brown, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis

... Poultry companies need to balance consumer 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...

... NCC scientist: Food safety is everyone’s job

Food safety is a chain stretching from producers to consumers. Ashley Peterson, PhD, of the National Chicken Council, shared her insights at the recent “Young Chicken Gross Pathology Workshop” at...

... 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...

... Coccidiosis, intestinal health and their relationship to pathogen loads of harvested broilers

For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services...

... 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.

... Specialists explore new options for managing flock health while defending judicious antibiotic use

Growing demand for poultry raised without food-animal antibiotics has put more pressure on veterinarians to find alternative yet dependable disease-control options, according to a panel of nine...

... 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...

... Free 2015 AAAP Proceedings Booklet

Pressures to reduce or eliminate antibiotics from poultry production have created new health and welfare challenges for chickens and turkeys. In this lively roundtable discussion, poultry industry...

... Salmonella prevention requires teamwork between production and processing

Identifying the pathways of Salmonella contamination has poultry producers and processors looking for answers in every step of the process from the farm to table.

... 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...

... 80% of Americans wrongly believe chicken contains hormones, steroids

Nearly 80% of Americans mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids, when in fact no chicken sold or raised in the US is given hormones or steroids, according to a survey by...

... Sanderson CEO gives three reasons for sticking with antibiotics

Count Joe Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms, as being on the opposite side of the current movement to shift away from the use of antibiotics in poultry production, according to a...

... Pathogens on farm and in processing related

Salmonella and Campylobacter prevalence and loads on the farm are significantly associated with prevalence and loads of the same pathogens at processing.

... USDA proposes new measures to reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on January 21 proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken...

... CDC turns to Yelp for tracking reports of foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently posted analysis of using the urban business-review site Yelp to identify unreported outbreaks of foodborne illness, reports the latest edition of...

... FDA finds positive and negative trends in antimicrobial resistance in bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and food animals

The Food and Drug Administration has released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, showing both increasing and decreasing antimicrobial resistance...

... Isolation of Campylobacter from the circulating blood of broilers

From a poultry processing viewpoint, Campylobacter presence in circulating blood of market-age broilers may increase the likelihood of cross-contamination between birds during slaughter.

... Improving Rapid Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogens

Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that exploits cell movement to separate live and dead bacteria during food processing.

... Regulatory expert urges poultry producers to document, document, document

Henry Turlington, PhD, of AFIA, points out the implications of the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the need for improved communication and record keeping for poultry...

... US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety Proposal

The industry body, the National Chicken Council and one poultry processor have welcomed the aims of the recently announced proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts

... S. Heidelberg colonization reduced with in-feed treatment

Broilers that received bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD®) plus a probiotic selected for its ability to survive the feed-pelleting process had a markedly lower prevalence of Salmonella...

... Rising issues with coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis

Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, encourages “back to basics”  with gut-health management while exploring new options

... USDA announces new inspection system for poultry products

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat.

... S. enteritidis frequency in eggs similar in conventional and enriched cage systems

The frequency of egg contamination with S. enteritidis did not significantly differ between hens housed in conventional and enriched cages, investigators say in the March 2014 issue of Poultry...

... Reality check: Multidrug-resistant strains of Salmonella rare in humans

Confidently presenting facts — not defensive rhetoric — can go a long way toward shaping consumer opinions about commercial poultry production and the importance of maintaining flock health,...

... CDC releases progress report on food safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report last week indicating that rates of Salmonella recently declined...

... Experimental and applied approaches to control Salmonella in broiler processing

By Dr. Mark E. Berrang USDA—Agricultural Research Service, Russell Research Center, Athens, GA

... Incentives missing in New Poultry Inspection System, says NCC’s Peterson

The ability to forgo the SIP waiver process for on-line processing may be the rule’s biggest benefit for the poultry industry, said the National Chicken Council’s Vice President of Science and...

... CDC: Widespread use of antibiotics in hospitals is leading cause of resistance

The most important cause of antibiotic-resistant infections in people can be attributed to widespread antibiotic use in hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

... Organic raw poultry not necessarily safer

Organic raw poultry is not necessarily safer for consumption than conventionally raised poultry, indicates a study from the University of Tennessee.


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