Feb 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why infectious bronchitis is so resilient — and what broiler companies can do about it
Control of infectious bronchitis (IB) requires good biosecurity, good management and rigorous administration of a vaccine that matches the circulating virus as closely as possible, John Smith, DVM,...
Feb 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on H9N2 could devastate America’s poultry industry
H9N2, a low-pathogenic avian influenza virus common in parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, would be difficult to control if introduced to the US, said David Suarez, a research leader...
Dec 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Easy mistakes to avoid when managing respiratory disease in poultry
A methodical approach to managing respiratory disease in poultry can help veterinarians avoid misinterpreting data and making mistakes, according to David French, DVM, Sanderson Farms.
Nov 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Immune-response research could yield new IB strategies for poultry
Research into the immune response of chickens could help lead to strategies that enable chickens to resist infectious bronchitis (IB), Rodrigo Gallardo, DVM, PhD, professor, University of California...
Jul 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Infectious bronchitis: The ‘eye of the storm’ for chicken health
Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers. Infectious bronchitis (IB) almost always tops the list and could best be described as the...
Jul 11, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on MG in poultry: Often overlooked but still costly
The incidence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum is currently low in broiler and broiler breeder flocks thanks to decades of effort by the US poultry industry, but producers should maintain their guard to...
Mar 07, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseases
David Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the...
Feb 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on UGA’s Mark Jackwood: Stop ‘shooting in the dark’ with bronchitis vaccination
Microbiologist Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia, urges producers not to “shoot in the dark” with infectious bronchitis vaccines and, instead, to focus on surveillance, monitoring and...
Sep 30, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Managing ILT: Traditional CEO vaccines still provide ‘best protection’
John Glisson, DVM — professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and well-known respiratory disease specialist — talks about the ups and downs on infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in poultry...
Jan 28, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Infectious bronchitis: A moving target
University of Georgia’s Mark Jackwood, PhD, explains why infectious bronchitis keeps evolving and what poultry producers should do to stay ahead of the costly disease.