Feb 13, 2018PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-free poultry production: Is it sustainable on a large scale?
Phil Stayer, DVM, head veterinarian at Sanderson Farms, is worried about what he calls an "anti-technology movement" directed at the US poultry industry, particularly as it relates to veterinary care...
Mar 07, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseases
David Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the...
Nov 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Straight talk with FDA about the VFD in poultry
Dan McChesney, PhD, director of surveillance and compliance for FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine, recently visited with Poultry Health Today to talk about the new VFD regulations and their...
Jul 31, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Managing ionophores and diets for best performance
Carla Price, PhD, a consulting poultry nutritionist based in Mississippi, says that for best results, producers need to consider differences in ionophores when formulating poultry feeds.
Jul 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Mathis: Long-term planning key to effective coccidiosis management
Whether the production system is antibiotic-free or conventional, long-term planning and strategic rotation programs are the best ways to ensure effective, sustainable control of coccidiosis, the...
Jun 30, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Coccidiosis, intestinal health and their relationship to pathogen loads of harvested broilers
For more than 60 years, antibiotics and synthetic anticoccidials have teamed up to keep coccidiosis under control and produce least-cost meat, said Donald Waldrip, DVM, senior technical services...
Jun 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on E. coli in broilers: Its costly impact on condemnations and mortality
Infectious bronchitis is a never-ending battle for poultry producers, but its the secondary infection E. coli that often proves to be the most costly to broilers in terms of condemnations and...
May 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Cage-free layers: Are ‘happier’ birds also healthier?
Leading egg producers in the US are pledging to go cage-free, but are happier layers necessarily healthier? John Brown, DVM, a veterinarian who specializes in layer health, shares his thoughts on the...
Apr 29, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Alternative treatments for necrotic enteritis: Has CQR’s Steve Davis found the ‘silver bullet’?
For years Steve Davis, DVM, of Colorado Quality Research had been looking for what he calls the "silver bullet" for managing NE in broilers without antibiotics.
Apr 13, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Preparing for the VFD: Challenges at the feed mill
In light of the impending FDA's veterinary feed directive, Richard Sellers of the American Feed Industry Association talked to Poultry Health Today about the challenges poultry feed mills can expect...
Apr 10, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Meeting the new USDA/FSIS standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry
USDA/FSIS issued new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground poultry meat and chicken and turkey parts.
Feb 12, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Managing E. coli in broilers in the face of IBV infection
Don Ritter, DVM, of Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, Delaware, details the company’s recent bout with infectious bronchitis in broilers and the costly secondary infection of E. coli that followed.
Feb 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on UGA’s Mark Jackwood: Stop ‘shooting in the dark’ with bronchitis vaccination
Microbiologist Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia, urges producers not to “shoot in the dark” with infectious bronchitis vaccines and, instead, to focus on surveillance, monitoring and...
Feb 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Taking a holistic approach to poultry health
Poultry companies need to adopt a "more holistic approach" to poultry medicine — one that considers the birds' environment and other variables that can affect vaccine and antibiotic performance,...
Feb 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Balancing consumers’ preferences with flock health, welfare and food safety
Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, talks with Poultry Health Today about the challenges of reducing or even eliminating antibiotics in broiler production...
Feb 10, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-free production: Tips for making it work
After following trends in antibiotic-free production over the past several years, Tim Cummings, DVM, has identified a few production practices worth incorporating.
Jan 16, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Salmonella prevention requires teamwork between production and processing
Identifying the pathways of Salmonella contamination has poultry producers and processors looking for answers in every step of the process from the farm to table.
Nov 02, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on The Poultry Smith
In this exclusive interview with Poultry Health Today, Fieldale Farms veterinarian John Smith reflects on his career, the state of the US poultry industry and, most importantly, what it needs to do...
Jul 08, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Broiler study shows challenges and potential of drug-free production
Broilers raised in a drug-free program had a higher feed-conversion ratio (FCR), decreased mean daily weight and decreased mean live marketing weight despite administration of antibiotic
Apr 27, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Editorial – Judicious antibiotic use: How should the poultry industry be judged?
Beginning in January 2017, FDA will require veterinarians to issue a veterinary feed directive, or VFD, for any medically important antibiotics administered through poultry or livestock feed.
Mar 27, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Specialists explore new options for managing flock health while defending judicious antibiotic use
Growing demand for poultry raised without food-animal antibiotics has put more pressure on veterinarians to find alternative yet dependable disease-control options, according to a panel of nine...
Jan 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Understanding the role of the poultry sector in antibiotic resistance
ATLANTA, Jan 27 - Antibiotic usage in poultry, its effects on antimicrobial resistance and human health have become highly politicized issues but they are really important, according to Professor...
Jan 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Fowl typhoid can become a multi-bacterial disease in poultry
ATLANTA, Jan 27 - New research from Mississippi State University is helping our understanding of this disease of laying hens.
Jan 26, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Nutrient Management Planning videos developed by USPOULTRY
TUCKER, Ga. — A video series on nutrient management planning for poultry producers has been developed by the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).
Jan 25, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on More than 20 poultry experts to visit Poultry Health Today news desk at IPPE
ATLANTA, Jan. 25 — More than 20 poultry experts and industry opinion leaders will be interviewed over the next two days at the Poultry Health Today news desk located in Exhibit Hall A of the...
Jan 25, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on IPPE: Say thanks to Atlanta with donations to community food bank
ATLANTA, Jan. 25 — The International Poultry and Processing Expo will donate $5,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to give back to the community that has hosted the industry meeting since 1948.
Jan 24, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry Health Today launches mobile app
Poultry Health Today, the world’s only magazine, newsletter and website focused entirely on flock health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for...