Feb 08, 2018PHT EditorComments Off on Biomarkers helping to identify broilers susceptible to wooden breast syndrome
Broiler producers need answers in the battle against wooden or woody breast syndrome — and they need them quickly. While safe for human consumption, the hard, chewy breast meat from affected birds...
Dec 15, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Plan B: Using sentinel birds to track poultry viruses when you can’t obtain SPF birds
Sometimes the best way to identify disease problems is to use sentinel birds along with other diagnostic tools, but the specific-pathogen-free (SPF) birds used for this purpose aren’t always...
Oct 09, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Infectious bronchitis: Better diagnostics key to more effective vaccination
Identification of variant infectious bronchitis viruses (IBVs) has improved with the development of a real-time PCR (qPCR) test that can distinguish the type of virus and determine if it’s vaccine-...
Jan 20, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to predict microscores
Gross coccidial lesion scores appear to be predictors of microscores, Miguel Barrios, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, said at the 2015 International Poultry Scientific Forum.
Dec 01, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Imaging technology quickly finds wooden-breast tissue
Imaging-based technologies can rapidly and non-destructively detect the presence and severity of a condition known as wooden breast (WB) in boneless, skinless broiler breast fillets, according to...
Nov 19, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on PCR tests yield surprising results in Eimeria study
Polymerase chain reaction analysis, commonly known as PCR, is helping researchers get a better handle on the presence and scope of coccidial pathogens — and the results are surprising.
Aug 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Reducing false positives pays in ELISA mycoplasma testing
Poultry producers should consider specificity when selecting a Mycoplasma ELISA test to avoid costs associated with false positives.
Aug 04, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Got maxima? New sampling procedure aids detection in broilers
A modified sampling procedure developed by researchers at Zoetis Inc. has dramatically improved the detection of Eimeria maxima infection in broilers.
Jul 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Coccidiosis research yielding new perspectives on AST
Adding molecular biology (PCR) to anticoccidial sensitivity testing (AST), offers a more in-depth look — and surprising findings — of Eimeria species contributing to coccidiosis in poultry...
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Improving Rapid Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogens
Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that exploits cell movement to separate live and dead bacteria during food processing.
Correlating lesion scores to microscores creates statistical model for efficacy, feed conversion in poultry
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Correlating lesion scores to microscores creates statistical model for efficacy, feed conversion in poultry
Georgia researcher Lorraine Fuller and graduate student Miguel Barrios, at University of Georgia, build new statistical model that saves poultry producers time and money by correlating lesion scores...
Jul 16, 2014wpengineComments Off on Poultry veterinarian offers tips for getting more from ELISA testing
Most poultry integrators turn to ELISA tests to get a quick and easy read on a flock’s health status. “But the results are only as good as the quality of the samples,” reminds Andrea Zedek,...
Jul 15, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Get the most from your ELISA tests
Andrea Zedek, a veterinarian at Zoetis Inc., offers tips for ensuring accuracy when using ELISA tests to diagnose a poultry flock's health status.