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August 3, 2021

Two years of IBV sampling underlines importance of surveillance work

Large-scale collection of samples from producers across the southern US is helping shed new light on infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) ...
July 15, 2021

Periodic IBV PCR testing is key to ensuring vaccination efficacy

Complexes should regularly evaluate the infectious bronchitis viruses (IBV) prevalent on their farms to help determine which vaccines can provide ...
July 8, 2021

Measuring temperature of birds’ faces could help identify heat stress in flocks

Use of thermal imaging cameras to measure facial temperatures may offer a non-invasive option for assessing heat stress in commercial ...

Study: Larger particles in starter feed lead to better performance

Starter feed of larger particles consumed by young chicks is associated with better performance during the lifetime of broiler birds, ...
July 7, 2021

Seasonal management in hatchery critical to improving chick viability

Optimizing hatchery conditions throughout the year is crucial to limiting chick mortality and maintaining long-term bird viability, according to a ...
July 3, 2021

Better management, biosecurity could mean lower Salmonella levels in NAE farms

New research has suggested that Salmonella levels in no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) poultry systems could be lower than those on conventional broiler ...
June 28, 2021

Litter management can help control Salmonella Heidelberg

Ongoing studies to find ways of managing Salmonella Heidelberg loads in poultry litter have suggested that downtime is key to ...
June 23, 2021

Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production

Producers making the switch to cage-free egg production need to ensure they and their staff are properly prepared for managing ...
June 22, 2021

Details matter when it comes to ILT vaccination success

Attention to detail is key to successfully vaccinating broiler flocks against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to a poultry health expert. Tim ...
June 3, 2021

Going with the flow: How to maximize the effectiveness of spray vaccination

Attention to detail is vital when it comes to ensuring that spray vaccinations against respiratory diseases such as infectious bronchitis ...
June 2, 2021

Tackling stress key to protecting birds from coryza resurgence, says expert

Limiting stress in broiler flocks is key to preventing birds from succumbing to an infectious respiratory disease which is showing ...

Good management and biosecurity vital to overcoming disease challenges in NAE systems

Getting back to basics with bird and house management is key to overcoming coccidiosis and other health issues affecting producers ...
May 25, 2021

Utilizing on-farm testing key to helping processors understand S. Infantis loads

Using a range of testing methods for Salmonella Infantis can help broiler companies build a better picture of how effective ...
May 14, 2021

False layer syndrome linked to early infectious bronchitis exposure

Research is increasingly linking false layer syndrome (FLS) to early exposure to infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). FLS has been reported across ...
May 4, 2021

Cross-protection vaccine protocols key to limiting DMV/1639 spread in US flocks

Thorough vaccination programs and bird surveillance are critical to giving US flocks the best possible chance of protection against evolving ...
April 26, 2021

Testing mixed control approaches important in controlling Salmonella in broilers

Commercial broiler farms often employ a multi-faceted approach in tackling Salmonella, but testing different combinations of control options together on ...
April 8, 2021

Molecular test helps identify pathogenicity in new strains of infectious bursal disease virus

A genetic technique which could help improve predictions about the virulence of infectious bursal disease (IBDV) has identified pathogenicity in ...
March 18, 2021

Sharing data can help manage layer-farm disease and increase production

Sharing and analyzing data at farm level and beyond can offer new insights that improve bird health and profitability on ...
February 24, 2021

Histopathology helping poultry plants use science to defend carcasses, minimize condemnations

Most people in live poultry production haven’t spent a lot of time reading about histopathology.  Still, veterinarians who specialize in ...
December 18, 2020

Serotype, presentation of IBH differ in large and small birds

More than one serotype has been the cause of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in broilers, which has presented differently in ...
December 7, 2020

Coccidiosis in conventional flocks presenting a significant challenge

Coccidiosis is proving to be a significant challenge in conventional flocks, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, Pilgrim’s, told Poultry Health Today. Dougherty said ...
November 30, 2020

Emerging disease trends come under focus in latest version of industry ‘bible’

Health challenges associated with antibiotic-free production and the growing issue of wooden breast syndrome in broilers are two emerging trends ...
November 9, 2020

Consider predominance of AL-2 variants when planning IBDV vaccination program

The AL-2 family of variants is the predominant strain of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) circulating among US broiler flocks, ...
October 26, 2020

Glutamine supplement shows promise in reducing necrotic enteritis

Supplementing poultry diets with glutamine could help reduce the severity of necrotic enteritis (NE), according to researchers. The bacterial disease can ...
October 5, 2020

Direct-fed microbials can impact Salmonella vaccine efficacy

Some direct-fed microbial additives with live cultures have been found to impact the efficacy of modified-live vaccines. Sanderson Farms’ Phil Stayer, ...
September 14, 2020

Feed additive appears to benefit gut integrity in broilers with coccidiosis

The feed additive sodium bisulfate administered to broilers during a coccidial challenge appeared to benefit gut integrity, Elle Chadwick, Graduate ...
September 3, 2020

Treatment blend offers ‘exciting potential’ for Campylobacter control at processing

Watch the full interview or each part separately Treatment blend offers ‘exciting potential’ for Campylobacter control at processing Campylobacter control - Part ...
September 2, 2020

Veterinarian: Rethink layer health programs with move to cage-free

The poultry industry’s gradual switch to cage-free egg production has underscored the need to rethink disease-control programs and address health ...
August 27, 2020

Training and management critical for cage-free egg production

Training chicks and pullets so they are prepared for life in cage-free egg systems is critical to ensuring they meet ...
August 20, 2020

Chick quality vital to no-antibiotics-ever success, consultant says

Focusing on chick quality from the moment eggs enter the incubator is critical to ensuring birds have the best chance ...
August 13, 2020

New avian leukosis rule expected to reduce waste, improve efficiency for processing plants and FSIS

Acceptance of a petition designating avian leukosis lesions on poultry carcasses as a trimmable condition is expected to reduce waste ...
August 8, 2020

Shift to cage-free egg production prompts need to revise health and management plans

Vaccinations and other preventative health measures are more critical than ever as the US egg industry shifts toward cage-free and ...
July 27, 2020

Hatchery tips for successful transition to NAE production

Preventing birds from getting sick is perhaps the biggest challenge encountered when transitioning from conventional to “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) ...
July 13, 2020

ND is stable in US but poultry industry should be on lookout for evolving strains

Newcastle disease (ND) throughout most of the US remains stable, but the industry needs to be on guard for changes ...
July 6, 2020

Surveillance of circulating IBV types essential for disease control

Surveillance aimed at pinpointing the type of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) that’s circulating in poultry flocks is essential to control ...
June 28, 2020

USDA urged to give producers time to trial Campylobacter and Salmonella interventions

Greater flexibility is needed in official Salmonella and Campylobacter testing regimes in order to support poultry producers and processors who ...
June 10, 2020

Study: Live S. Typhimurium vaccine reduces S. Infantis colonization

Investing in vaccination programs to develop cross-protection against some of the most common strains of Salmonella could help limit the ...
June 4, 2020

Mountaire Farms is first company to carry the One Health Certified label

Mountaire Farms is the first animal protein company to carry the One Health Certified label, demonstrating its commitment to animal ...

Hatcheries in NAE production systems can’t cut corners on cleaning, husbandry

Hatcheries providing chicks for no antibiotics ever (NAE) production need to be meticulous with cleanliness and good husbandry practices in ...
May 7, 2020

Essential adjustments that improve IB vaccine efficacy in broilers

A few essential adjustments in the way infectious bronchitis vaccines are handled and administered at the hatchery can improve vaccine ...
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