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Category Archive: Conferences, Uncategorized

... World’s poultry health experts flock to Denver for 61st AAAP conference

Poultry health professionals from more than 25 countries will gather in Denver, Colorado, July 13-17, to get the latest research, innovations and insights on disease management, biosecurity,...

... Two symposia on poultry enteric disease set stage for 2018 AAAP Conference

Two symposia focused on enteric disease in poultry will be held immediately prior to the 2018 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) annual conference set for this July in Denver.

... Registration now open for 2018 AAAP Conference

Registration is now open for the American Association of Avian Pathologists’ 61st annual conference which will be held July 13-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

... AAAP issues call for papers for 2018 conference in Denver

Abstracts for the 2018 American Association of Avian Pathologists conference, July 13-17, Denver, are now being accepted until Dec. 1, 2017.

... AAAP inducts 19 more avian-health professionals into its Hall of Honor

Recognizing their many contributions to the world poultry industry, the American Association of Avian Pathologists recently inducted 19 more avian-health professionals into its Hall of Honor.

... AAAP premieres video at 60th annual conference

A video saluting accomplishments of the American Association of Avian Pathologists made its debut on the closing night of the group’s 60th annual conference.

... Poultry disease specialists from more than 25 countries to gather in Indianapolis for 60th AAAP Conference

Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 21-25, for the 60th annual conference of the American Association of Avian...

... Experts warn of red mite risk thanks to avian flu

Forced housing of poultry due to avian influenza is likely to lead to a higher risk of red mite infestation in flocks this spring, vets have warned.

... Broiler immunity develops too little, too late to fight campylobacter

In the first-ever study of functional immunity to campylobacter in chickens, research by the University of Liverpool found that antibodies play a key role in clearing the bacteria from the gut,...

... Farm uses lasers to guard hens from avian influenza

Orchard Eggs, based in West Sussex, is using Dutch laser technology to scare off wild migratory birds and prevent them from mixing with the farm’s outdoor flock and protect them from avian flu.

... Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry health

The future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.

... Biosecurity key to combating US avian flu threat

Farm biosecurity remains US poultry producers’ key defense in making sure they are protected from the potentially devastating effects of avian influenza, say officials.

... Better accuracy, hatchability, protection seen in birds vaccinated with dual-needle system

Broiler studies demonstrate that a dual-needle in ovo delivery system yields more accurate vaccine placement, better hatchability and better disease protection compared to a single-needle...

... 5 ABF health tips from Miller Poultry

Miller Poultry — an Indiana-based producer with more than 15 years' experience raising broilers without antibiotics — offers tips for ensuring a strong, healthy and efficient bird.

... Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseases

David Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the...

... Want the recipe for a VFD? Here are 14 key ingredients

Issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) involves more than just completing a form and sending it to the producer and feed mill. Veterinarians need to have 14 key ingredients on hand to include in...

... Documenting diagnoses: What are FDA’s expectations for VFD medications?

The updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule does not specifically define how veterinarians writing VFDs must document their clinical diagnoses, according to an FDA veterinarian.

... Grumbling about VFDs? Alternative could be worse, vet says

Increased paperwork for producers and veterinarians that results from the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule may cause some grumbling, but the alternative could be worse.

... Location, location, location: How FDA defines ‘premises’

When issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD), poultry veterinarians are expected to provide the physical location of birds receiving the VFD drug.

... VFD Count Down

... New 7-minute video from FDA details new VFD rule

FDA has released a 7-minute video detailing the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule effective January 1, 2017.

... Less than 30 days and counting before new VFD rules take effect

Veterinarians, feed mills and poultry producers are into the final stretch and now have less than 30 days to prepare for the new veterinary feed directive rules that take effect January 1, 2017.

... Sneak peek: Case history of an FDA VFD inspection

Random FDA inspections to ensure compliance with the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule are understandably causing some trepidation throughout the poultry industry. Fortunately, the...

... Nutritionist predicts impact of new VFD rules

Most regulatory checks to ensure compliance with the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule will take place at feed mills, predicts an animal nutritionist.

... FDA issues final guidelines for VFD forms

FDA has issued final guidelines for veterinary feed directive (VFD) forms that veterinarians will issue when authorizing the use of a medicated feed additive containing an antibiotic deemed medically...

... Veterinarians can test drive VFD process by issuing a ‘VFR’

Looking to get some practice writing veterinary feed directives (VFD) before the new rules kick in January 1?

... Selfies and other images not proof of VCPR

Videos or photos cannot be used as a way to establish the veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) needed to obtain veterinary feed directives (VFDs), according to William T. Flynn, DVM, MS,...

... FDA’s strategy for VFD enforcement: Education first

FDA’s first priority when implementing the new veterinary feed directive rule is educating and training all stakeholders, which includes veterinarians, poultry producers and feed mills.

... Q&A: Tips for complying with the updated VFD rule

VFD News Center Q&A is a series of interviews about the updated veterinary feed directive. They are developed by the editors of Poultry Health Today on behalf of Zoetis.

... Q&A: What’s behind FDA’s updated veterinary feed directive?

VFD News Center Q&A is a series of interviews about the updated veterinary feed directive. They are developed by the editors of Poultry Health Today on behalf of Zoetis.

... What if it takes more than one feed mill to complete a VFD order?

Under the new veterinary feed directive rule, the same feed mill is supposed to fill the entire VFD order for feed containing a medically important antibiotic.

... FDA lists two principles for “judicious” antimicrobial use

FDA strongly acknowledges that effective antimicrobials are critically important for combating infectious disease in both humans and animals.

... Want to use a VFD medication in a combination? Better check with your vet first

Some poultry medications requiring a veterinary feed directive (VFD) are indicated for use alone while others are approved for use in combination with over-the-counter (OTC) medications that don’t...

... Updated VFD rule may help producers save money

The updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule that takes effect in January 2017 does not require veterinarians to indicate the amount of feed that needs to be manufactured — a decision made by...

... Necrotic enteritis: Can it be managed effectively in NAE flocks?

Necrotic enteritis (NE) is not only a big problem in flocks raised without antibiotics, there’s a wide variation in how it presents itself, Steve Davis, DVM, president of Colorado Quality Research,...

... FDA product tables: Helpful VFD planning tools for poultry vets, feed mills and producers

FDA has posted a series of product tables on its website listing all medicated feed additives currently approved for use in poultry.

... Plans in the works for updating labels on existing feed affected by VFD

Poultry producers won’t have to discard existing inventories of feed blended with medically important antibiotics prior to January 2017 to comply with new veterinary feed directive (VFD)...

... Feed distributors won’t need to provide VFD or letter to acquire Type A medications

US feed distributors will not need to provide a veterinary feed directive (VFD) or acknowledgment letter to pharmaceutical companies to obtain a Type A medicated article containing VFD medications,...

... Electronic systems expected to simply VFD process

Electronic systems will make it easy for veterinarians to provide veterinary feed directives in compliance with the updated VFD rule that takes full effect in January 2017, say developers of the...

... Resistance will continue despite new rules, professor predicts

New rules governing the use of antibiotics in food animals will not reduce antimicrobial resistance, a Kansas State University professor has predicted.

... How FDA will measure success of new VFD rule

FDA has target dates in place for finalizing its data-collection plan and for determining whether efforts to promote the “judicious use” of antibiotics in food animals is having an impact on...

... Vet’s license information not required on VFDs

Although veterinary feed directives (VFDs) must be issued by licensed veterinarians, these practitioners are not required to include their license number or issuing state on the VFD form, FDA says in...

... New VFD rule actually requires minimal review time, FDA says

This may be hard to believe given the voluminous government documents and trade journal publicity it’s generated, but FDA predicts its new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule should actually...

... Four steps poultry companies should take now to prepare for new VFD regulations

Poultry producers should be taking steps now to prepare for the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations that kick in January 2017.

... Responsible use of antibiotics: Understanding the veterinary feed directive

Informative webinar explains the VFD and the responsibilities of veterinarians, feed mills and producers.

... Veterinary Feed Directive: Distributor Requirements 2015

Information, requirements and responsibilities for distributors of feeds containing VFD drugs.

... Letters of the law: VFD, Rx and OTC

Who decides which medications will require a veterinary feed directive (VFD), prescription (Rx) or be available over the counter (OTC)?

... Changes ahead: Everything you need to know about the new guidelines for oral antimicrobials

Special supplement take an in-depth look at what FDA calls Guidance for Industry No. 213 — the rationale behind it and the changes in store for the US poultry industry.

... Give agriculture the ‘steering wheel’ for data collection

Increased veterinary supervision of antimicrobials in food-producing animals is coming about despite the absence of important scientific and ethical insights, according to a Kansas State University...

... VCPR: Should poultry vets follow state or federal guidelines when issuing VFDs?

Under the VFD rule, licensed veterinarians issuing VFDs will be expected to operate in compliance with either their state-defined veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) or the federally...

... Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture

Slide presentation from FDA looks at guidelines for judicious use and which drugs are affected by the VFD.

... Veterinary Feed Directive Q&A

Q&A covers questions submitted during a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) webinar sponsored by Zoetis.

... Veterinary Feed Directive: Plan for a Successful Transition

Information highlighting the requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and how Zoetis is working with the FDA, veterinary associations and the feed industry to help streamline the...

... Veterinary Feed Directive: Requirements for Veterinarians 2015

Information, requirements and responsibilities for licensed veterinarians who issue VFD drugs.

... Veterinary Feed Directive: Producer Requirements 2015

Requirements for producers involved in the distribution or use of medicated feed containing a Veterinary Feed Directive drug.

... Editorial: Ignoring the 800-pound gorilla

With all the worries about avian influenza in the US and other major poultry markets, you’d think a magazine named Poultry Health Today would have made flu its cover story and surrounded the topic...

... Memorable quotes and figures from the world of poultry health



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