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Nov 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Heat stress may impair immune system in broilersHeat stress in broilers induced lesions of lymphoid tissues, indicating immune system impairment, but it’s not yet known if heat stress affects the vulnerability or severity of coccidiosis.
Nov 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on New standards for foodborne pathogens expanding control programs to live productionA 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.
Nov 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Consistency, follow-up key to controlling IBVInfectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a “moving target” and trying to keep ahead of it requires consistency and follow-up, explained Sjaak de Wit, DVM, PhD, of GD Animal Health, the Netherlands.
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.
Oct 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Salmonella Infantis can complicate respiratory problems in broilersSalmonella Infantis can become a persistent problem in broilers and exacerbate mortality when combined with infectious bronchitis, experience indicates at an integrated South American poultry
Oct 22, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteriaHigher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian.
Oct 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Vaccination protects broilers from IBV despite exposure to moderate ammonia levelsProperly vaccinated commercial broilers are protected from an infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) challenge despite exposure to moderate ammonia levels, according to a study that surprised researchers.
Oct 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on AAAP issues call for papers for 2019 conferenceThe American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2019 conference, Aug. 2-6, Washington, DC. The deadline is Dec. 3, 2018.
Oct 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producersPoultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders of feed medications in high demand force...
Exploring the connection between hemorrhagic hepatopathy and inactivated vaccines used in broiler breeders
Oct 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Exploring the connection between hemorrhagic hepatopathy and inactivated vaccines used in broiler breedersAn interview with Andy McRee, DVM, Senior Technical Services Veterinarian Zoetis