Heat stress may impair immune system in broilers

Source: PoultryHealthToday Heat stress in broilers induced lesions of lymphoid tissues, indicating immune system impairment, but it’s not yet known if heat stress affects the...

Ascites Syndrome In Meat-Type Chickens

Introduction Ascites is an accumulation of non-inflammatory fluid in one or more of the abdominal spaces. There may be clots of yellow material in the...

Vaccination of broilers ‘quick and easy’ way to get Salmonella under control

Source: PoultryHealthToday Podcast: Play in new window | Download Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella may be the best and most expedient option for producers struggling to...

Fowlpox in Chickens

What is fowlpox? Fowlpox is a slow-spreading, viral disease that affects birds of all ages. It causes white lesions that developed into wart-like nodules and...

Special report: Poultry veterinarians teaming up to reduce condemnations, optimize food safety

Source: PoultryHealthToday Minimizing carcass condemnations and reducing the load of foodborne pathogens moving from broiler farms into processing might seem like separate production objectives — and...

Gut health matters: How can probiotics enhance poultry performance?

Good health starts in the gut Digestive health is a main concern in the poultry industry as it has a high impact on production and...

Industry wide standards for Broiler Chicken welfare

The Chicken Guarantees are a set of welfare standards that serve as a benchmark for the broiler chicken (chicken raised for meat) industry – and...

E. coli becoming more common with rise in ‘no antibiotics ever’ programs

Source: PoultryHealthToday With the removal of antibiotics in the hatchery in “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) programs, the bacterium Escherichia coli is becoming more of a...

Poultry: Is Feed Efficiency Still a Useful Measure of Broiler Performance?

Introduction Together with growth rate, days to market and mortality, feed efficiency has been considered as one of the important parameters in assessing the potential...

Early identification needed to protect broilers from reovirus

Source: PoultryHealthToday Podcast: Play in new window | Download Reovirus is mutating every 2 to 3 years, which is making it difficult to protect broilers from...