May 25, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Marek’s disease vaccination needed now more than ever
By Guillermo Zavala, DVM, MAM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACPV Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia President, Avian Health International, LLC Flowery Branch, Georgia (USA)
Feb 24, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Histopathology helping poultry plants use science to defend carcasses, minimize condemnations
Veterinarians specializing in diagnosing disease in animal tissue are spending more time in processing plants helping minimize costly carcass condemnations while maintaining high food quality...
Aug 13, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on 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...
Prestage Farms veterinarian: Processing chain communication critical to identify health issues early, reduce turkey condemnations
Mar 11, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Prestage Farms veterinarian: Processing chain communication critical to identify health issues early, reduce turkey condemnations
Developing good relationships across the processing chain can be critical in helping to identify and overcome issues on farm and in the processing plant.
Mar 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA poultry inspections can help improve live production, processing
By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Oct 14, 2018PHT EditorComments Off on Working with FSIS to reduce condemnations and cut losses
By Douglas L. Fulnechek, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis
Sep 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 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.
Feb 14, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on 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...
Jan 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Exploring the cause of condemnations can reduce losses
When carcasses are rejected at processing, all the time and money that went into production is lost. Couple that with even slight increases in the condemnation rate, and the losses really mount.
Sep 16, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Condemnations, mortality shift focus to E. coli vaccination in some broiler flocks
While infectious bronchitis remains a serious threat to broiler health, it often opens the door to the more costly secondary infection, E coli, explained Kalen Cookson, DVM, director of clinical...
Jun 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on E. coli in broilers: Its costly impact on condemnations and mortality
Infectious bronchitis is a never-ending battle for poultry producers, but its the secondary infection E. coli that often proves to be the most costly to broilers in terms of condemnations and...