Sep 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Vaccinated birds shown to have lower incidence of Salmonella at processing
Broilers vaccinated against Salmonella showed reduced levels of the pathogen at processing in a recent study, according to Charles Hofacre, PhD, president, Southern Poultry Research Group. Inc.
Aug 29, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Looming crisis for poultry: Finding and funding veterinarians
The poultry industry is rife with job openings for veterinarians that can’t be filled, according to Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia.
VFD compliance: FDA’s animal-feed director says agency’s focus is on education, not penalties, during first year
Apr 24, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on VFD compliance: FDA’s animal-feed director says agency’s focus is on education, not penalties, during first year
Compliance with the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule is expected to continually improve as stakeholders become more educated with the process, according to David Edwards, PhD, director of...
Nov 07, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Straight talk with FDA about the VFD in poultry
Dan McChesney, PhD, director of surveillance and compliance for FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine, recently visited with Poultry Health Today to talk about the new VFD regulations and their...
Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, antibiotic-free and FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines
May 28, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, antibiotic-free and FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines
Antibiotic-free poultry production is creating ethical conflicts for veterinarians while raising questions about sustainability, animal welfare and the industry’s ability to feed a growing...
Apr 13, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Preparing for the VFD: Challenges at the feed mill
In light of the impending FDA's veterinary feed directive, Richard Sellers of the American Feed Industry Association talked to Poultry Health Today about the challenges poultry feed mills can expect...
Jun 19, 2014wpengineComments Off on Should antibiotics be used to prevent disease in poultry?
Three veterinarians explain why they think it's a sensible and ethical thing to do with certain diseases.
Jan 21, 2014wpengineComments Off on Veterinarians define judicious antibiotic use in poultry
With antibiotics, deciding when to use them is as essential as determining how much.
Jan 21, 2014wpengineComments Off on Using antibiotics to improve flock performance
Low doses of some antibiotics can help maintain a healthy flock without increasing drug resistance, according to a University of Minnesota veterinarian.