Tag Archive: cage-free, cage-free egg layers, foodborne pathogens, salmonella prevention
Dec 22, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Management, vaccination keys to Salmonella prevention in cage-free egg layersBy John Brown, DVM, Senior technical services veterinarian, Zoetis
Dec 19, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers address producer FAQs around cage-free egg productionThe US egg industry is in the process of transitioning to cage-free egg production, but many questions remain about the best practices and facilities for these types of production systems.
Nov 16, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Vaccine strategy in cage-free layers requires new mindsetBy Daniel Wilson, DVM, Founder and Lead veterinarian, Wilson Veterinary Company, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Monitoring hen movement in cage-free aviaries provides valuable feedbackNearly 35% of laying hens in the US are now raised in cage-free environments, but while these environments offer more space and bigger colonies, the systems are more complex.
Jul 20, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Light impacts behavior in cage-free aviariesBirds can move out of the reach of the workers’ hands in a multi-tier aviary system, so employees have to climb into the system to get to them. Researchers from Michigan State studied light...
Oct 28, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Shift to cage-free egg production prompts need to revise health and management plansVaccinations and other preventative health measures are more critical than ever as the US egg industry shifts toward cage-free and no-antibiotics-ever production.
... Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Jun 23, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg productionProducers making the switch to cage-free egg production need to ensure they are properly prepared for managing potential increases in Salmonella and other health challenges.
Sep 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: Rethink layer health programs with move to cage-freeThe poultry industry’s gradual switch to cage-free egg production has underscored the need to rethink disease-control programs.
Aug 31, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Managing the health challenges of moving to free-range egg productionFree-range egg production will bring major challenges to the way birds are produced, but it will also mean big shifts in the ways bird health and welfare need to be managed.
Aug 27, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Training and management critical for cage-free egg productionTraining chicks and pullets so they are prepared for life in cage-free egg systems is critical to ensuring they meet their full productive potential.
Jul 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Change diets to reduce dust and ammonia in cage-free systemsReducing protein, adding fiber and feeding supplements to poultry can help producers control ammonia levels inside cage-free housing.
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
Aug 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Hens in enriched colony system appear more stressed, flightyHens in an enriched colony system were more stressed and flighty than conventionally caged birds in a study from Mississippi State and Texas A&M Universities.
May 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Cage-free layers: Are ‘happier’ birds also healthier?Leading egg producers in the US are pledging to go cage-free, but are happier layers necessarily healthier? John Brown, DVM, a veterinarian who specializes in layer health, shares his thoughts on the...
Jan 20, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on ‘Vets on Call’ video series visits major US egg producerThe health and welfare of laying hens at Rose Acre Farms —the second largest egg producer in the US — is the subject of a two-part video of the popular “Vets on Call” YouTube series.