Jul 06, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Surveillance of circulating IBV types essential for disease control
Surveillance aimed at pinpointing the type of infectious bronchitis virus that’s circulating in poultry flocks is essential to control of the disease.
Failure of maternal antibodies to protect against E. coli infection highlights need for early protection
Feb 13, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Failure of maternal antibodies to protect against E. coli infection highlights need for early protection
New studies in broiler chicks show that maternal antibodies to Escherichia coli do not prevent infection.
Feb 06, 2020PHT EditorComments Off on Diagnostics key to effective mycoplasma control
Avian mycoplasmosis is a problem for poultry producers worldwide, but according to an expert, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to managing it.
Dec 25, 2019PHT 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...
Oct 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Sentinel broilers, PCR testing help isolate, identify evolving IBV populations in Arkansas
How do you look for new serotypes of a virus that might be circulating in an area? Sentinel birds are a good place to start, according to Abigail Reith, DVM, a technical services veterinarian for...
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-...
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...
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.