May 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, antibiotic-free and FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines
Antibiotic-free poultry production is creating ethical conflicts for veterinarians while raising questions about sustainability, animal welfare and the industry’s ability to feed a growing...
Sep 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Managing ILT: Traditional CEO vaccines still provide ‘best protection’
John Glisson, DVM — professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and well-known respiratory disease specialist — talks about the ups and downs on infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in poultry...
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...
May 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on What’s causing ‘woody breast’ in poultry?
A condition known as “woody breast” is puzzling US poultry scientists investigating why breast-muscle tissue from some broiler flocks is hard and tough instead of tender and juicy.
May 21, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry vet urges poultry producers to guard against E. coli
Long regarded as a secondary infection to respiratory disease, E. coli is now rated as a primary infection in many layer and broiler-breeder flocks, according to Jose Linares, DVM and technical...
May 07, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Media consultant: Let poultry vets tell the antibiotic story
The U.S. poultry industry needs to do a better job telling its story about antibiotics and their role in sustainable production and flock welfare, according to Frank Singleton, a media consultant...
Apr 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry specialist offers tips for managing gut health through better nutrition
Nutritionist Brett Lumpkins, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about antibiotic-free poultry production, the challenges it presents and how rations can be adjusted for better...
Apr 22, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Defining, and demonstrating, sustainability in the poultry industry
Billy Hargis, PhD, University of Arkansas, thinks the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, but its efforts are largely misunderstood and unappreciated.
Apr 18, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Coccidiosis expert: Timing and combination of cocci control methods critical
Greg Mathis, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about the continued challenges managing coccidiosis and offers suggestions for improving management programs targeting the...
Mar 25, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Salmonella and coccidiosis: Is there a connection?
Chuck Hofacre, DVM, PhD, of the University of Georgia, talks about the relationship of salmonella and coccidiosis in poultry. He also offers tips for minimizing the presence of salmonella in live...
Feb 26, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry vet offers tips for managing vaccination programs for infectious bursal disease (IBD)
Producers have many options for vaccinating for infectious bursal disease (IBD), but there’s no blanket program for all operations or all seasons. Kalen Cookson, DVM, a veterinarian for Zoetis,...
Feb 25, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Trade-offs needed in gangrenous dermatitis management
Don Ritter, DVM, of Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, Delaware, discusses his experiences managing gangrenous dermatitis in broilers, the disease’s relationship with coccidiosis and what producers can do...
Feb 24, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry research showcased at SCAD: students shine
Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia talks about the recent Southern Conference of Avian Diseases (SCAD) and its significance to the poultry industry.
Feb 08, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Attracting new blood to poultry health
J. H. “Jim"" Denton, professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas, talks about the declining number of veterinarians and other poultry health professionals entering the industry and, more...
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.
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Sanderson Farms’ Phil Stayer: ‘Mortality is the first measure of wellbeing’
Phil Stayer, DVM, of Sanderson Farms says poultry health, welfare and sustainability should not be compromised for marketing purposes.
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on The changing face of reovirus in poultry
Don Waldrip, DVM, of Zoetis talks about new variants or reovirus in poultry and the best ways to manage it.
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...
Jan 29, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Sustainability: ‘It’s about continuous improvement’
Marty Matlock and Gregory Thoma of the University of Arkansas define sustainability as “continuous improvement” and discuss both the track record and the challenges of today’s poultry
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Infectious bronchitis constantly evolving making it a tough target
Infectious bronchitis may not show symptoms in live birds but surprises poultry producers with condemnations at processing, says Tim Cummings, DVM, technical service veterinarian for Zoetis.
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Regulatory expert urges poultry producers to document, document, document
Henry Turlington, PhD, of AFIA, points out the implications of the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the need for improved communication and record keeping for poultry...
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Infectious bronchitis: A moving target
University of Georgia’s Mark Jackwood, PhD, explains why infectious bronchitis keeps evolving and what poultry producers should do to stay ahead of the costly disease.
Jan 27, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Rising issues with coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis
Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, encourages “back to basics” with gut-health management while exploring new options
Jan 27, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on A look at animal wellbeing in the poultry industry
Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton talks about animal wellbeing–the entire system of the animal including general health, behavior, nutrition, disease prevention–and how it contributes to...
Apr 29, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Shrewd moves: Like a chess match, anticoccidial rotation is a game of strategy at Wayne Farms
Your next move might address an immediate need, but it also could determine what pieces are still standing later in the match.
Mar 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Editorial: The animal doctor’s dilemma
Today, some poultry veterinarians are being asked to avoid using antibiotics that have been reviewed, approved and licensed for use in poultry and other species by the US FDA.
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on S. Heidelberg colonization reduced with in-feed treatment
Broilers that received bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD®) plus a probiotic selected for its ability to survive the feed-pelleting process had a markedly lower prevalence of Salmonella...
Jan 27, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Roundtable highlights: Raising poultry without antibiotics
Antibiotic-free poultry production remains uncharted territory that’s yielding varied results, a few surprises and an ethical dilemma for veterinarians, poultry experts said at an industry...
Feb 03, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on University of Arkansas faculty lead Poultry Sustainability Summit at International Conference
University of Arkansas professors Marty Matlock and Greg Thoma led a sustainability workshop at the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jan 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on IPPE 2015 breaks records for registrants and exhibitors
The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world.
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on IPSF: Feed Sustainability in Theory and Practice
US - On the opening day of the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) in Atlanta, 26 January, sustainability of the feed sector was among the topics addressed.
Jan 26, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on How to make the most of your visit to the 2015 IPPE
Industry leaders from all over the world will once again meet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) January 27-29