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PHT Perspectives captures highlights of timely poultry health discussions
Poultry Health Today has introduced a new editorial feature called PHT Perspectives, which provides quick-read highlights of recent webinars and roundtables organized by the editors....
New era in Salmonella sampling, regulations and control coming soon
Even though US poultry producers have made great strides reducing the occurrence of Salmonella, nearly 25% of related illnesses are linked to poultry products. In response, USDA has ...
Inclusion body hepatitis re-emergence prompts fresh look at control strategies
The US broiler industry is seeing a re-emergence of inclusion body hepatitis, a deadly disease that can strike with little warning. To help address the ongoing challenge, Poultry Hea...
Getting the best results from in ovo technology
In ovo vaccine technology has changed the face of intensive poultry production, helping producers reduce losses, streamline operations and protect flocks against viruses like Marek&...
Building the base: What's your broiler vaccine strategy?
For years, broiler companies have leaned heavily on recombinant vaccines for managing Marek's disease, infectious bursal disease and some viral respiratory diseases. Now, technol...
New insights for managing coccidiosis in broilers
Despite industry advances, coccidiosis remains the leading intestinal health challenge in broilers. Poultry Health Today asked experts to share their latest insights and recommendati...
How to avoid costly condemnations
Good communication, internally and with inspectors, are the keys to reducing carcass condemnations. It should not be an adversarial or confrontational relationship, said Douglas Fuln...
Reducing Salmonella, ensuring food safety in poultry production
Reducing the prevalence of foodborne Salmonella is essential if poultry companies are to improve food safety and meet government performance standards. In a new Special Report, Poult...
Building a better vaccination program
Poultry companies naturally want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be a daunting task. In this special report...
Helping broiler chickens keep their cool
Rising temperatures means summer's on the way, and making a few changes now could help flocks stay cool as things heat up. In this special report, Poultry Health Today looks at t...
Don't let immunosuppressive diseases compromise broiler performance
Immunosuppressive diseases such as IBDV, Marek's and reovirus can compromise a bird's ability to fight off secondary infections. Keeping them in check becomes even more criti...
Managing cage-free egg production
The decision by US retailers to move to free-range egg production by 2025 requires a big shift in the way producers manage layer health and welfare. Experts from across the industry ...
Antibiotics and the poultry industry: What's next?
Nearly 6 in 10 broiler chickens in the US are now raised without antibiotics. Is this all-or-nothing strategy necessarily a good trend? And what precautions need to be taken?
Infectious bronchitis: Evolving strategies for an evolving virus
The evolution of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a continuing challenge. Finding the right combination of vaccines to cross-protect is often critical. This special report featur...
IBV: Tracking a moving target
Infectious bronchitis virus, or IBV, is a year-round threat to poultry flocks, but it's especially challenging in the cooler months when producers reduce ventilation to save on e...
What's the future of ionophores in poultry?
For decades, ionophores were the tools of choice for managing coccidiosis, the costly parasitic disease of broilers. They're still vital to most rotation programs. But because io...
Buckling down on biosecurity
"Practicing good biosecurity is like trying to lose weight," a veterinarian once told Poultry Health Today. "It sounds simple, but it's not that easy." For this s...
Managing the two toughest diseases of NAE production
Ask any poultry veterinarian. They will probably tell you that the biggest hurdles to successful 'No Antibiotics Ever' production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis. Poul...
Nixing necrotic enteritis in broilers
This week poultry specialists will gather in Denver, Colorado, for the second International Conference on Necrotic Enteritis. In this special report, Poultry Health Today looks at th...
E. coli: Costly secondary infection more a threat with reduced antibiotic usage
Once an isolated problem in long-lived birds, E. coli has become more prevalent in broiler and turkey flocks as poultry companies reduce or eliminate antibiotics in the the hatchery ...
Stopping Salmonella
Salmonella is a naturally occurring bacterial pathogen that, if left uncontrolled, can compromise food safety and rattle the foundation of any poultry company. In this special report...
Raising poultry without antibiotics
Thinking about pulling antibiotics from your broiler farms? Poultry Health Today editors take an in-depth look at this growing trend and its health, welfare and economic implicatio...

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