Tag Archive: microbiome, NAE, probiotics
Dec 22, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutritionist: Understanding probiotics is key to managing them effectively in poultryWith the ever-increasing shift to “no-antibiotics-ever” (NAE) production, probiotics have become more common in poultry diets, said Elizabeth Bobeck, PhD, a nutritional immunology expert and...
... NAE producers need to focus on Eimeria oocysts for more effective control of coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis
Dec 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on NAE producers need to focus on Eimeria oocysts for more effective control of coccidiosis, necrotic enteritisBy Don Waldrip, DVM, Senior Technical Service Veterinarian, Zoetis
Sep 15, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Best-management practices key to successful NAE broiler productionWith many poultry operations switching to no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) production, management and disease control have become even more critical components.
Apr 06, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on US poultry producers commit to limiting antibiotics despite production slipThe number of birds in the US broiler industry raised without antibiotics slipped six points to 52% in 2020, according to the latest industry figures, exclusive to Poultry Health Today.
Jun 11, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on NAE production: Helping contract growers navigate maze of new challengesBy Tom Tabler, PhD, Extension Professor, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department Mississippi State, Mississippi
May 04, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nearly 60% of US broilers now raised without antibiotics, but that number may have peakedNearly six in 10 US broilers were raised without antibiotics of any type in 2019 — but that number may have peaked.
Nov 01, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Ensuring strong immunity key to successful ‘no antibiotics ever’ broiler productionProducers raising broilers with no or fewer antibiotics need to pay more attention to diseases that can compromise flock immunity and make birds more susceptible to primary and secondary...
Oct 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Coccidiosis control: Keys to success with a bioshuttle programResistance is unlikely to be a problem in coccidiosis bioshuttle programs, Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health Today.
Oct 17, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Necrotic enteritis control requires multi-pronged approach in RWA systemsFeeding higher levels of copper and zinc in the diet, managing litter moisture and controlling coccidiosis are keys to stopping necrotic enteritis (NE) in poultry raised without antibiotics (RWA),...
Oct 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Avian pathogenic E. coli: Difficult to prevent and controlThe bacterium E. coli has re-emerged in broiler operations, which seems to coincide with poultry companies’ switch to ‘no antibiotics ever’ (NAE) programs.
Sep 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Helping contract growers’ transition to no-antibiotics-ever broiler productionSuccessful transition from conventional to no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) broiler production requires awareness of all the changes needed and lots of advance planning.
... Report: US poultry producers slash use of medically important antimicrobials while shifting focus to disease prevention
Aug 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Report: US poultry producers slash use of medically important antimicrobials while shifting focus to disease preventionUS poultry producers dramatically decreased their use of medically important antimicrobials over a 5-year period ending in 2017, according to a new report released by Randall Singer, DVM, PhD,...
Jul 30, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Ensuring chick quality in NAE productionThe increase in 7-day chick mortality that has come along with the elimination of antibiotics requires a focus on containing bacteria that start in the layer house.
Jul 05, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Trial shows glutamine aids gut health in broilers raised without antibioticsWith the increase in no-antibiotic-ever production, glutamine may serve as a helpful nutrient asset, particularly when birds are under stress.
Jun 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pilgrim’s veterinarian shares experiences with NAE productionPreparation, meticulous attention to sanitation and improved communication with hatchery staff and growers are critical for NAE production.
Mar 21, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gizzard changes seen in NAE flocks but diagnosis is murkyRaising broilers without antibiotics appears to be affecting the gizzard in ways that aren’t yet fully appreciated, and it’s not clear if the changes observed are true gizzard erosions, Jessica...
Jan 30, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Discrepancies emerge between animal welfare and consumer perceptionsPoultry “raised without antibiotics” now account for more than 50% of the broilers in US production, but those reductions in antibiotics usage have consequences.
Oct 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Uncertain supplies present challenges for rotation-minded producersPoultry producers know the importance of developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the efficacy of anticoccidials, but sometimes unexpected backorders of feed medications in high demand force...
Apr 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rennier: NAE programs represented 40% of US broiler feeds in 2017Chickens raised without antibiotics of any type consumed 40% of the broiler feed produced un the US in 2017, according to Greg Rennier, PhD, president of Rennier Associates Inc.
Apr 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA, industry groups take issue with WHO’s statement on poultry antibioticsThe USDA’s chief scientist and several scientific and industry organizations took issue with the World Health Organization’s recent news release recommending that poultry and livestock producers...
Apr 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Special Report: Managing the two toughest diseases of NAE productionAsk any poultry veterinarian. They will probably tell you that the biggest hurdles to successful 'No Antibiotics Ever' production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis.
Dec 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Ruling the roost: Alternative or conventional chicken?By Philip A. Stayer, DVM, MS, ACPV Corporate Veterinarian Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Nov 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Necrotic enteritis: Can it be managed effectively in NAE flocks?Necrotic enteritis (NE) is not only a big problem in flocks raised without antibiotics, there’s a wide variation in how it presents itself, Steve Davis, DVM, president of Colorado Quality Research,...
Aug 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Managing coccidiosis successfully in poultry raised without antibioticsProducers raising flocks without antibiotics are finding new ways to manage gut health and coccidiosis with vaccination and anticoccidials, said Greg Mathis, PhD, coccidiosis specialist.
Jul 28, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on ‘Raised without antibiotics’ marketing has nothing to do with scienceBy David French, DVM Staff Veterinarian Sanderson Farms
Jul 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veteran poultry scientist optimistic about managing necrotic enteritis in NAE flocksThe trend toward “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) poultry production has no doubt spawned problems with necrotic enteritis (NE), but the industry is making progress in its search for alternative...
Jun 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mountaire stands on middle ground in antibiotic debateWhile the all-or-nothing debate about the use of antibiotics in commercial poultry continues, Mountaire Farms is standing on solid middle ground, said Don Ritter, DVM.