Apr 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on AVMA releases first-ever guidelines for depopulation of animalsThe AVMA has published its first ever Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals to help veterinarians support animal welfare in situations where the difficult decision to depopulate has been made.
Jul 20, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Natural disease resistance could be bred into chickens, scientists saySelecting birds that are naturally more resistant to disease could help the poultry industry reduce antibiotics use in the future, say researchers.
Mar 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on AAAP plans to take more proactive approach in poultry health, welfare conversationsThe American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) plans to increase its public presence and become a trusted source of information for consumers about the science behind poultry health.
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on No simple answer to laying hen sustainability, scientists sayEnriched cages are the most sustainable layer housing systems in terms of profit, environmental and welfare criteria, experts say.
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...
Jul 20, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on 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, according to Nancy Reimers, DVM, chair of the Animal Welfare Committee, AAAP.
Jan 28, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Cage-free hen housing: How far will the pendulum swing?By John Brown, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis
Jan 05, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Plant inspectors help poultry industry monitor welfareProcessors understand that the humane treatment of chickens during processing is simply the right thing to do. It also is the law.
Dec 19, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry companies need to balance consumer preferences with flock health, welfare and food safetySuzanne 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...
Nov 02, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on The Poultry SmithIn 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...