Apr 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Advanced diagnostic tests helping identify IBV in Europe
The QX strain of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) remains the most common variant of IBV in Europe, but the prevalence of the variant 02 strain appears to be on the increase
Apr 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Genomic sequencing could aid ILT control efforts in poultry
Molecular virology is already leading to discoveries that will improve management of ILT, according to Stephen Spatz, PhD, molecular virologist with USDA’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory,...
Nov 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Consistency, follow-up key to controlling IBV
Infectious 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.
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-...
Jun 06, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on New veterinary diagnostic networks to aid poultry, livestock production in Sub-Sahara
With the help of a US$14.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over the next 3 years, Zoetis announced plans to develop veterinary and outreach services to aid the growth of...
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 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.