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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, ...
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 ...
March 5, 2020

Swift communication key to limiting the risk of poultry disease outbreaks

Excellent systems of communication between farm staff and veterinarians are critical when it comes to managing disease outbreaks and reducing ...
December 3, 2019

Industry needs more poultry scientists to tackle disease challenges

More young people need to be encouraged to take up careers in poultry science if the sector is to properly ...
October 20, 2019

Coccidiosis control: Keys to success with a bioshuttle program

Resistance is unlikely to be a problem in coccidiosis bioshuttle programs, Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health ...
October 7, 2019

Sentinel broilers, PCR testing help isolate, identify evolving IBV populations in Arkansas

How do you look for new serotypes of a virus that might be circulating in an area? Sentinel birds are ...
September 29, 2019

Helping contract growers’ transition to no-antibiotics-ever broiler production

Successful transition from conventional to no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) broiler production requires awareness of all the changes needed and lots of advance ...
September 23, 2019

Better air circulation, moderately lower humidity improve paw quality

Increasing air circulation coupled with moderate reductions in humidity can dramatically improve paw quality, Connie Mou and Michael Czarick, University ...
August 29, 2019

What makes a chick tick: Help non-farm audiences understand poultry’s needs

Rather than adopt costly production practices that don’t necessarily benefit the health or welfare of poultry, veterinarians should work to ...
July 9, 2019

When vaccinating broilers against Salmonella may be worthwhile

Vaccinating broilers is a big investment and may not be needed on all farms, but it can be a worthwhile ...
April 9, 2019

Genomic sequencing could aid ILT control efforts in poultry

Molecular virology is already leading to discoveries that will improve management of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to Stephen Spatz, PhD, ...
April 4, 2019

Urban chicken movement requires legislators to learn chicken basics

Legislators need to know some basics about raising chickens in response to an upsurge in the “urban chicken” trend, Nat Tablante, DVM, ...
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January 9, 2019

Heat-stress study shows need to increase ventilation with stocking density

As bird density increases, broiler producers need to be “more aggressive” with house ventilation to prevent heat stress in flocks, ...
January 7, 2019

Chicks may hold clues to lameness in older birds

Lameness in some poultry flocks has researchers searching for the cause, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in ...
November 19, 2018

IBV vaccination protects broilers despite ammonia exposure

A recent study corroborates previous findings that broilers properly vaccinated for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) are protected from IBV challenge ...
October 11, 2018

Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producers

Poultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders ...
August 23, 2018

Marek’s and Salmonella: John Smith, DVM, offers insights on two new broiler-vaccination trends

John Smith, DVM, poultry veterinarian for Alectryon in Baldwin, Georgia, shared ideas with Poultry Health Today on two changes in ...
August 8, 2018

Putting paper under chick’s drinkers: Is it really helpful?

Placing paper under water lines increases water consumption by baby chicks, but only for the first 3 or 4 hours ...
July 27, 2018

Let there be light: Early exposure to UV aids broiler behavior, performance

Adding windows to poultry houses is an inexpensive way to improve the environment for broilers and possibly improve productivity, according ...
July 26, 2018

Footpad dermatitis a greater concern in chickens grown to older ages

Footpad dermatitis is more likely to be a problem among broilers grown to an older age, but it can be ...
July 2, 2018

Vaccination followed with feed medication gives pullets added protection against coccidiosis

Inadequate coccidiosis protection in pullets can lead to health issues ranging from uneven weight gain to mortality. Recent trials show ...
April 10, 2018

Biosecurity: ‘It doesn’t have to be boring’

What comes to mind when you hear the word “biosecurity”? Even though it’s a critically important subject, many poultry producers tune ...
January 11, 2018

When lysine is too much of a good thing

Lysine hydrochloride is an essential amino acid used in poultry diets to help ensure balanced nutrition and flock performance. But ...
September 8, 2017

Alternative therapies called best long-term hope for blackhead disease in turkeys

Alternative treatments may be the only long-term hope for managing blackhead in turkeys, said Robert Beckstead, PhD, turkey health specialist, ...
July 20, 2017

Poultry veterinarians need to be the ‘voice of the birds’

Veterinarians need to be more proactive and be the “voice of the birds” on issues related to health and well-being, ...
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June 28, 2017

Should we tap the brakes on slow-growth chicken?

[caption id="attachment_4130" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the full interview[/caption] Consumers advocating the use of slow-growth chickens mistakenly assume these birds have better ...
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June 19, 2017

Lapses in biosecurity: Veterinarian urges poultry companies to avoid these mistakes

[caption id="attachment_4130" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the full interview[/caption] Biosecurity needs to be approached as a comprehensive process, not as a series ...
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