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September 22, 2022

Recombinant vaccines for poultry: How to maximize results

Proper vaccine handling, dosage and administration are key to ensuring thorough and effective coverage. That statement is particularly true when ...
September 13, 2022

Automation key to ensuring sanitation in ‘no antibiotics ever’ systems

Labor shortages in hatcheries mean that to ensure appropriate levels of sanitation in “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) production, wholesale automation ...
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September 10, 2022

Study highlights risk of high Salmonella exposure, more persistent serotypes

Higher exposure to Salmonella increases feed intake and reduces feed conversion in poultry production. Furthermore, the serotype Salmonella Reading (S. Reading) ...
September 8, 2022

USDA evaluating Salmonella-reduction steps along the poultry supply chain

More than 1 million cases of US foodborne illnesses are caused by Salmonella each year, and even though the poultry ...
August 18, 2022

Live-vaccine program a ‘must have’ to deal with cage-free E. coli challenge

A higher risk of bacterial challenges in cage-free egg production means a live-vaccine program against Escherichia coli is a “must-have ...
August 4, 2022

Genomic technology sheds light on Salmonella serotypes in breeder flocks

A technology called CRISPR-SeroSeq, which amplifies a section of the Salmonella genome, is helping paint a clearer picture of the ...
July 28, 2022

Changes ahead for 2023 AAAP annual meeting

Next year marks a big change for the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). It will hold its first independent ...
July 26, 2022

Why ‘vaccinated’ chickens still get infected with IBV — and what to do about it

While many vaccines and vaccination programs effectively protect against the highly contagious infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in poultry, outbreaks of ...
July 22, 2022

Circulation fans reduce severity of footpad dermatitis

Lesions created by footpad dermatitis are significantly reduced when broilers are raised in poultry houses with circulation fans, scientists have ...
July 21, 2022

Back-to-basics for managing health of cage-free pullets

Poultry producers with cage-free pullet systems should go back to the basics of bird management to keep their flocks healthy ...

Environmental enrichments increased broiler activity in study

Environmental enrichments in broiler houses may improve bird welfare by increasing natural behaviors, according to Heidi Rinehart, a student at ...
July 20, 2022

Light impacts behavior in cage-free aviaries

Many egg farms are transitioning to cage-free production due to the banning of cages in some states, said Andrea Mendoza, ...
July 12, 2022

COVID pandemic had some positive effects on poultry health and welfare

Management techniques adopted to cope with COVID-19 production challenges led to improvements in bird health and welfare for many poultry ...

Study: Day length during brooding did not impact broiler performance

Dark periods are well documented to benefit the long-term performance, health and welfare of broilers. However, to ensure chicks actively ...
July 6, 2022

Shedding light on LED lamps and dimmers: They’re not all a match

Getting the correct lighting is important in poultry houses to help maximize the birds’ genetic potential; however, too often there’s ...
July 5, 2022

Coccidiosis: An old problem with some new challenges

Coccidiosis in broiler houses remains a nagging challenge. While clinical manifestations are rare, it’s the subclinical condition that impacts the ...
June 23, 2022

Salmonella serotypes are changing — monitor which ones are in your flock

It’s imperative for poultry producers and companies to know what strains of Salmonella serotypes may be circulating in their flocks, ...
June 9, 2022

Poultry industry can learn from COVID-19

Biosecurity is not sufficient to control avian coronaviruses like infectious bronchitis in commercial poultry, no matter how good it is, ...
June 2, 2022

‘Competitive exclusion’ is potential benefit of live Salmonella vaccines in young birds

Live vaccines for Salmonella have been found to start offering protection within a few days of administration, acting “almost as ...
June 1, 2022

Breed may impact broiler response to Salmonella infection

Broiler breed could have an effect on immune response to Salmonella exposure, a study at the University of Arkansas suggests. The ...
May 12, 2022

Poor IBV vaccine performance in broiler study underlines need for surveillance

Lower-than-expected infectious bronchitis vaccine performance in a whole-complex study of broiler breeders highlights the need to carry out well-timed surveillance ...
April 19, 2022

Turkey-farm study finds Salmonella Infantis prevalent

Research studying Salmonella across one turkey producer’s farms found Salmonella Infantis to be by far the dominant serotype — recorded ...
April 6, 2022

Comparing necrotic enteritis litter models highlights performance impacts

Reused litter from a previous necrotic enteritis (NE) challenge led to more severe subclinical performance impacts but fewer clinical signs ...
March 25, 2022

Don’t overlook feed biosecurity in efforts to manage Salmonella

Biosecurity in feed mills and on-farm feed storage should not be overlooked when it comes to managing the risk of ...
January 4, 2022

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 ...
December 22, 2021

Early infectious bronchitis virus infection causes more severe false layer syndrome

Exposure to infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) has been linked with cases of the poultry reproductive disease false layer syndrome,1 where ...
December 5, 2021

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 ...
November 10, 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 ...
November 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 ...
October 28, 2021

AAAP networks offer mental health support to members

Supporting the mental health and well-being of people working in poultry science and research has become a focus of the ...

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 ...
October 6, 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 ...
September 22, 2021

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 16, 2021

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 ...

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) ...
September 9, 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 ...
September 3, 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 ...
August 4, 2021

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 ...
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 8, 2021

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, ...
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