Dec 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on New US turkey hatchery shows industry’s focus on automation, biosecurity
Between sinking unemployment rates, the challenge of retaining good labor to conduct repetitive tasks and the increasing need to optimize biosecurity, more and more poultry companies are turning to...
Oct 22, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Halting in ovo vaccination not a good option for managing hatchery bacteria
Higher 7-day mortality from bacterial infections in the hatchery is no reason to stop in ovo vaccination for Marek’s and other diseases, according to a consulting poultry veterinarian.
Aug 31, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on E. coli becoming more common with rise in ‘no antibiotics ever’ programs
With 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 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis challenge cage-free layer systems
Cage-free housing for egg layers allows birds to exhibit more natural behaviors, but it also carries an increased risk for morbidity and mortality...
Jul 02, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Getting the hatchery ready for ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ production
Sanitation is the key to success when a hatchery completely removes antibiotics from its process, Josh Mulkey told Poultry Health Today.
May 01, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurity
With more US poultry companies reducing or eliminating antibiotic use in the hatchery, poultry companies need to make an even greater effort to guard against costly bacterial infections.
Mar 27, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Better accuracy, hatchability, protection seen in birds vaccinated with dual-needle system
Broiler studies demonstrate that a dual-needle in ovo delivery system yields more accurate vaccine placement, better hatchability and better disease protection compared to a single-needle...
Jun 14, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Successful Marek’s disease vaccination: The devil is in the details
By Don Ritter, DVM, ACPV Senior Director of Health Services and Food Safety Mountaire Farms Inc.
Jun 02, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Tyson vet shares experiences with antibiotic-free broilers
Producing Salmonella-free chicks without antibiotics is a delicate procedure — sort of a little like baking a cake, says Scott Gustin, DVM, director of veterinary services for Tyson.
Zoetis to expand biodevice solutions for poultry industry with acquisition of hatchery-automation company
Jul 31, 2015wpengineComments Off on Zoetis to expand biodevice solutions for poultry industry with acquisition of hatchery-automation company
Zoetis Inc. announced an agreement to acquire KL Products, Inc. to strengthen automation technology for poultry hatchery operations.
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Economic benefits of early chick placement
Taylor Barbosa, DVM, of Zoetis looks at research showing the benefits getting chicks on the floor as soon as possible.