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May 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on A few tools to improve brooding, not antibiotic alternatives, are key to NE preventionBy Reg Smith, Vice President, Operations, Atlantic Poultry, Nova Scotia, Canada, Formerly Chair, British Poultry Council’s Antibiotic Stewardship strategy
May 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Poultry producers facing higher hurdles with USDA food-safety standardsPoultry producers can expect to jump higher hurdles as USDA continues to raise the bar for food safety.
May 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Moving up: Vaccinating broilers may help poultry companies improve Salmonella ratingsVaccinating broilers against Salmonella could be an effective live-side intervention for obtaining higher ratings in the Salmonella categorizations established by the USDA’s FSIS
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 06, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on More than half of US broilers raised without antibiotics in 2018Broilers 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.
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.
Apr 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lameness in poultry can start in the hatcheryLameness in poultry is often associated with bird weight, bacterial infections or the condition of the litter, but it actually begins much earlier in the bird’s life — often in the hatchery.
Apr 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Causal’ pie chart can help manage necrotic enteritisUse of a simple “causal” pie chart is proving to be a helpful tool for controlling necrotic enteritis (NE).
Apr 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Aggressive vaccination of broiler breeders needed to keep reovirus in checkAggressive vaccination of broiler breeders for reovirus using live and inactivated vaccines has been one of the most important steps the US poultry industry has taken to maintain good protection...
Apr 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Life without antibiotics: Field lessons learned the hard wayProducers need to think long and hard before jumping into “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production.