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Sep 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Special report: Poultry veterinarians teaming up to reduce condemnations, optimize food safetyMinimizing carcass condemnations and reducing the load of foodborne pathogens moving from broiler farms into processing might seem like separate production objectives — and they are.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Adapt feeding programs to reduce summer heat stressAdjusting broiler feeding programs in the summer months can help avoid the health and growth challenges associated with heat stress.
Sep 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Threat of heat stress in layers isn’t over yetIt’s easy to become complacent since the end of summer is upon us, but we still have a few weeks of hot weather left — maybe more in the Deep South.
Sep 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on SPECIAL REPORT – IBV: Managing a moving targetInfectious bronchitis virus, or IBV, is a year-round threat to poultry flocks, but it's especially challenge in the cooler months when producers reduce ventilation to save on energy costs.
Sep 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Trace minerals, used litter, coccidiosis control key to managing enteritis in NAE flocksStarting broiler flocks on used litter, coupled with effective coccidiosis control and the use of trace minerals, can help minimize necrotic enteritis (NE) in broiler flocks raised without...
Sep 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Controlling coccidiosis helps prevent histomoniasis in broiler pulletsThe incidence of histomoniasis, commonly known as blackhead disease, is increasing in Southeastern US broiler-breeding operations — and young breeders 25 to 30 weeks old seem particularly...
Aug 31, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on E. coli becoming more common with rise in ‘no antibiotics ever’ programsWith the removal of antibiotics in the hatchery in “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) programs, the bacterium Escherichia coli is becoming more of a problem at many broiler complexes.
Aug 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Marek’s and Salmonella: John Smith, DVM, offers insights on two new broiler-vaccination trendsJohn Smith, DVM, poultry veterinarian for Alectryon in Baldwin, Georgia, shared ideas with Poultry Health Today on two changes in broiler-vaccination strategies in the US poultry industry.
Aug 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Coccidiosis control: New strategies for a new eraCoccidiosis can be controlled in broilers without antibiotics as long as producers pay closer attention to hatchery coccidiosis vaccination procedures, brooding and stocking rates, Greg Mathis, PhD,...
Aug 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Putting paper under chick’s drinkers: Is it really helpful?Placing paper under water lines increases water consumption by baby chicks, but only for the first 3 or 4 hours after house placement, research indicates.