Tag Archive: biosecurity, company culture, Gregorio Rosales
Mar 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Effective biosecurity requires addressing the culture of a companyEffective biosecurity on poultry farms requires developing the kind of culture that motivates everyone in the company to adhere to the procedures that protect flocks from infectious disease.
Mar 19, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity expert sees more room for improvement on poultry farmsBiosecurity on commercial poultry farms has come a long way but still has far to go, Joseph Giambrone, PhD, professor of poultry science, Auburn University, told Poultry Health Today.
Jan 23, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Refined carbs show promise as ‘sentinel’ for Salmonella controlHigher government standards for Salmonella control have put more pressure on poultry companies to reduce incidence on broiler farms and lower the pathogen load going into processing.
... Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurity
Jan 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurityImproved communication between poultry company veterinarians and backyard chicken growers could help improve biosecurity and reduce disease spread for all flocks.
Dec 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on New US turkey hatchery shows industry’s focus on automation, biosecurityBetween sinking unemployment rates, the challenge of retaining good labor to conduct repetitive tasks and the increasing need to optimize biosecurity, more and more poultry companies are turning to...
Nov 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity, disinfection, downtime keys to better ILT controlStrict biosecurity is the best defense against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in broiler flocks, advises Maricarmen García, PhD, a professor at the University of Georgia.
Oct 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Salmonella Infantis can complicate respiratory problems in broilersSalmonella Infantis can become a persistent problem in broilers and exacerbate mortality when combined with infectious bronchitis, experience indicates at an integrated South American poultry
Sep 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study shows how unchanged boots disrupt biosecurityPoultry farmers looking for ways to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria in their facilities need look no further than the boots on their feet.
May 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on On-farm Salmonella control helps prevent processing plant contaminationContaminated chicken feathers and feet may be the primary vectors for transmitting Salmonella from poultry houses to processing plants, according to Martha Pulido, DVM, PhD, Mississippi State...
May 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Buckling down on biosecurityFor this special report, our editors talked with disease experts about what poultry companies can do to buckle down on biosecurity and protect their flocks from infectious diseases.
Apr 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity: ‘It doesn’t have to be boring’Even though biosecurity is a critically important subject, many poultry producers tune it out — for the simple reason that it bores them, said Nathaniel Tablante, DVM, a professor and poultry...
Mar 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Inspect what you expect’ applies to poultry vaccination crewsBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Jan 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Commercial and backyard poultry production: Bringing two worlds together for better biosecurityby Tom Tabler, PhD Extension Professor Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department Mississippi State, MS
Jan 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Site-specific biosecurity key to disease protectionEgg producers are being urged to not adopt a “one size fits all” approach to biosecurity in a bid to keep avian influenza (AI) away from their flocks this winter.
Jan 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on South African producers ‘unprepared’ for bird flu, expert saysSouth Africa’s poultry farmers are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures after being “caught out” by an outbreak of avian influenza, according one of the country’s top vets.
Dec 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Check farm biosecurity now ahead of potential avian flu return, disease expert saysPoultry producers should assess their farm biosecurity in preparation for a return of avian influenza this winter, according to an expert in the spread and control on animal disease.
Sep 21, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Hofacre: There’s always room for improvement with SalmonellaMost US poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella, but there's always room for improvement.
Sep 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Alternative therapies called best long-term hope for blackhead disease in turkeysAlternative treatments may be the only long-term hope for managing blackhead in turkeys, said Robert Beckstead, PhD, turkey health specialist, North Carolina State University.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on US flocks have room to improve in avian flu protectionThe US poultry sector can still do more to protect flocks from avian influenza, despite making significant efforts to improve biosecurity since the last major outbreak of the disease.
Jul 20, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Sanderson Farms vet drawing new battle lines against ILTSanderson Farms growers have been asked to stop driving their farm trucks off the farm to help prevent outbreaks of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to Phil Stayer, DVM, head...
Jun 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lapses in biosecurity: Veterinarian urges poultry companies to avoid these mistakesBiosecurity needs to be approached as a comprehensive process, not as a series of segregated actions, according to Jean Sander, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian for Zoetis.
May 01, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurityWith more US poultry companies reducing or eliminating antibiotic use in the hatchery, poultry companies need to make an even greater effort to guard against costly bacterial infections.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity key to combating US avian flu threatFarm biosecurity remains US poultry producers’ key defense in making sure they are protected from the potentially devastating effects of avian influenza, say officials.
Feb 23, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Producers eye vaccines, sanitation, biosecurity following new VFD rulesIncreased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity are the two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics imposed by...
Feb 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity ‘most important tool’ to limit avian flu riskImproving poultry farm hygiene and biosecurity is critical to limiting the threat of avian influenza to the poultry sector, a leading influenza researcher has warned.
Nov 12, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Video provides practical biosecurity tips for poultryA training video that provides practical biosecurity tips for protecting commercial poultry flocks from avian influenza and other infectious diseases has been developed by the University of Maryland...
Nov 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Are there practical alternatives to ionophores?Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials.
Oct 30, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Reports of colistin resistance prompting layer producers to rethink E. coli managementBy Dieter Vancraeynest, DVM, PhD Zoetis [email protected]
Oct 09, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity in poultry production: What makes it work — and what doesn’tBy Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, DMV, MSc, PhD Professor, director Research Group on the Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire Associate director Université...
Jan 14, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Educating growers improves broiler biosecurityAn outreach program in the poultry-intense Delmarva region is helping growers improve biosecurity and protect flocks from potentially devastating disease.
Dec 10, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Preventing infection, dehydration helps ensure good chick qualityBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Nov 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Breaches in biosecurity: Sanderson Farms vet shares three valuable lessonsBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Aug 25, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Eight ways to protect your farm from avian flu this fallTo prepare for the avian flu this fall, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified eight biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers.
Aug 02, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Flu panel examines US control efforts, impacts on tradeWith well over 200 outbreaks affecting more than 47 million poultry over the last six months, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is hitting the US poultry industry hard.