Tag Archive: cage-free layers, layer health, layers
Oct 07, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Managing layer health challenges as cage-free demand increasesIn a special video from Poultry Health Today, experts from across the industry discuss the challenges facing producers who make the change from conventional systems to cage-free.
Sep 15, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Avian flu likely to re-emerge and threaten US poultry flocks this fallUS egg and turkey supplies took a hit from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this spring as the wild-bird migration exposed domestic flocks to the virus.
Mar 23, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on First seven days are crucial in ensuring layer chick qualityChick quality is crucial in the laying-hen business, and for Ian Rubinoff, DVM, director of global technical services for Hy-Line International, the first 7 days “have an outsized importance.”
Sep 20, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on IBD control in egg layers has unique challengesBy Daral J. Jackwood, PhD, Professor, The Ohio State University
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Vaccination helping to reduce mortality rates from E. coli in France’s layer flocksFour out of five health problems in layer flocks in France are related to Escherichia coli, according to Jocelyn Marguerie, DVM.
Oct 17, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Backyard flocks biggest risk for spreading vvIBDV in USBy 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
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.
Jul 24, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on S. enteritidis shedding more frequent among hens in conventional cagesFecal shedding of Salmonella enteritidis was significantly more frequent among experimentally infected laying hens in conventional cages compared to hens housed in enriched colony cages, indicates a...
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.
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...
Oct 20, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Feed management for layers in enriched coloniesEnriched colonies are gaining ground in countries outside the EU, where they have been enforced by law, but how to best feed hens in this new housing system remains a matter of discovery.
... Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of health and management practices on table-egg farms in the United States, 2013
Sep 29, 2014PHT EditorComments Off on Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of health and management practices on table-egg farms in the United States, 2013An overview of egg flock management in the US, based on a detailed survey of 328 farms with at least 3,000 birds across 19 states by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The...