Oct 12, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Seasonal management in hatchery critical to improving chick viability
Optimizing hatchery conditions throughout the year is crucial to limiting chick mortality and maintaining long-term bird viability, according to a poultry health expert.
Sep 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: Rethink layer health programs with move to cage-free
The 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 production
Free-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 production
Training chicks and pullets so they are prepared for life in cage-free egg systems is critical to ensuring they meet their full productive potential.
Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Aug 06, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Producers 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 23, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Better air circulation, moderately lower humidity improve paw quality
Increasing air circulation coupled with moderate reductions in humidity can dramatically improve paw quality, Michael Czarick and Connie Mou, University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today.
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Urban chicken movement requires legislators to learn chicken basics
Legislators need to know some basics about raising chickens in response to an upsurge in the “urban chicken” trend, Nat Tablante, DVM, told Poultry Health Today.
Nov 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Heat stress may impair immune system in broilers
Heat stress in broilers induced lesions of lymphoid tissues, indicating immune system impairment, but it’s not yet known if heat stress affects the vulnerability or severity of coccidiosis.
Feb 13, 2018PHT EditorComments Off on Antibiotic-free poultry production: Is it sustainable on a large scale?
Phil Stayer, DVM, head veterinarian at Sanderson Farms, is worried about what he calls an "anti-technology movement" directed at the US poultry industry, particularly as it relates to veterinary care...
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 22, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Defining, and demonstrating, sustainability in the poultry industry
Billy Hargis, PhD, University of Arkansas, thinks the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, but its efforts are largely misunderstood and unappreciated.
Jan 29, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Sustainability: ‘It’s about continuous improvement’
Marty Matlock and Gregory Thoma of the University of Arkansas define sustainability as “continuous improvement” and discuss both the track record and the challenges of today’s poultry