Tag Archive: broilers, chick management, dark period, lighting
Oct 20, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study: Day length during brooding did not impact broiler performanceExtended day length during the brooding period is thought to benefit broilers’ long-term performance and well-being. However, a University of Georgia study has re-evaluated that idea.
Oct 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Breed may impact broiler response to Salmonella infectionResearch at the University of Arkansas suggests broiler breed could affect birds’ immune response to Salmonella exposure, according to Shawna Weimer, PhD, director of the Center for Food Animal...
Sep 20, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on ILT vaccine choices: A closer lookWith continued wild-type ILT challenges in the field, we are faced with a choice of two vaccine options with proven results — with different priorities affecting the final decision.
Sep 10, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study highlights risk of high Salmonella exposure, more persistent serotypesFeed conversion takes a bigger hit in birds with higher Salmonella exposure, while Salmonella Reading outlasts other serotypes through the grow-out period, suggests new work from the University of...
Jul 21, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Environmental enrichments increased broiler activity in studyEnvironmental enrichments in broiler houses may improve bird welfare by increasing natural behaviors, according to a University of Maryland study.
Apr 19, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Turkey-farm study finds Salmonella Infantis prevalentResearch studying Salmonella across one turkey producer’s farms found Salmonella Infantis to be by far the dominant serotype.
Oct 10, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on IBDV linked to severe necrotic enteritis in broiler chickensBroiler chickens exposed to infectious bursal disease virus are likely to develop more severe cases of the bacterial disease, necrotic enteritis, researchers in Canada have found.
Jul 03, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Better management, biosecurity could mean lower Salmonella levels in NAE farmsNew research has suggested that Salmonella levels in no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) poultry systems could be lower than those on conventional broiler farms.
... Pathways to protection: How one vaccine decision can affect options for managing other diseases in broilers
Apr 22, 2021PHT EditorComments Off on Pathways to protection: How one vaccine decision can affect options for managing other diseases in broilersBroiler operations want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be a daunting task.
Jan 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Chicks may hold clues to lameness in older birdsLameness in some poultry flocks has researchers searching for the cause, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, a consulting poultry veterinarian based in Alabama, told Poultry Health Today.
Aug 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Early identification needed to protect broilers from reovirusReovirus is mutating every 2 to 3 years, which is making it difficult to protect broilers from the effects of the virus, Don Waldrip, DVM, technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, told Poultry...
Jun 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on More amino acids, feed aid broiler chicks vaccinated for coccidiosisFeeding broilers a diet high in amino acids, along with more feed, can minimize the adverse effects on performance that sometimes occur after coccidiosis vaccination.
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Woody breast continues to baffle researchersWoody breast is a relatively new disease that adversely affects meat quality during processing, but poultry scientists still don’t understand it’s underlying causes, said Luke Borst, DVM, PhD, a...
Mar 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Seven misconceptions about IBD in broilersKalen Cookson, DVM, is the director of clinical research, poultry, Zoetis. He explained the common misconceptions about infectious bursal disease (IBD) to Poultry Health Today.
Jun 28, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Should we tap the brakes on slow-growth chicken?Consumers advocating the use of slow-growth chickens mistakenly assume these birds have better welfare conditions, said Terrence O’Keefe, editor and content director, Watt AgNet.
Apr 26, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on IBDV: Management obstacles and optionsBy Daral J. Jackwood, PhD Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine Food Animal Health Research Program Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center The Ohio State University
... Understanding lasalocid: Veterinarian offers tips for getting the most from this proven anticoccidial
Jan 02, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Understanding lasalocid: Veterinarian offers tips for getting the most from this proven anticoccidialDeveloping a long-term strategy for managing coccidiosis in broilers is more critical today than ever before — not just to preserve the efficacy of our remaining medications, but also to keep...
Sep 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Solving the mystery of gangrenous dermatitis in broilersBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Jul 13, 2015wpengineComments Off on Pathogens on farm and in processing relatedSalmonella and Campylobacter prevalence and loads on the farm are significantly associated with prevalence and loads of the same pathogens at processing.
May 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on What’s causing ‘woody breast’ in poultry?A condition known as “woody breast” is puzzling US poultry scientists investigating why breast-muscle tissue from some broiler flocks is hard and tough instead of tender and juicy.
May 21, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Poultry vet urges poultry producers to guard against E. coliLong regarded as a secondary infection to respiratory disease, E. coli is now rated as a primary infection in many layer and broiler-breeder flocks, according to Jose Linares, DVM and technical...
Jun 03, 2014wpengineComments Off on Intestinal health and necrotic enteritis in broilersManagement at the farm level (litter quality and composition, lighting programmes, stocking density, drinker management and dietary feed management) are important to control necrotic enteritis,...
Mar 17, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Experimental and applied approaches to control Salmonella in broiler processingBy Dr. Mark E. Berrang USDA—Agricultural Research Service, Russell Research Center, Athens, GA
Jan 03, 2014wpengineComments Off on Research review: What’s new in poultry housing and equipment?With animal welfare and the environmental aspects of food animal farming gaining more attention from the public and high feed prices focusing efforts on getting the best performance from poultry,...
Jan 01, 2014wpengineComments Off on Lameness in broilers: OsteomyelitisBy Stephen Collett, BScAgric, BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACPV Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia