New research has suggested that Salmonella levels in no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) poultry systems could be lower than those on conventional broiler farms. Estefania Novoa Rama, a graduate research assistant at the University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today that the difference...
A new international virtual effort from Cobb-Vantress is the latest initiative to continue providing technical expertise and insights amid the ongoing global pandemic. Customers rely on timely and relevant advice from the wide-ranging experts at Cobb, such as the...
Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. These animals consume and contaminate food destined for livestock and other animals, as well as humans. Each rat on a farm will...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Veterinary Services (USDA-APHIS-VS) is giving poultry producers until September 20, 2020 to have a written biosecurity plan in place, audited and rated satisfactory. This is a requirement of the National Poultry...
Biosecurity measures are in place to protect poultry flocks from transmissible infections — but how effective are they really? Researchers in Quebec and Ontario evaluated biosecurity measures in lab and field conditions— including the contamination occurring when procedures are...
Quick facts It is a best practice to have, maintain and use a site-specific, operational biosecurity plan, no matter the annual production size. A site-specific biosecurity plan allows you to best fit individual farm needs. Work on one biosecurity...
Cobb-Vantress’ ability to achieve critical genetic progress relies on uncompromising biosecurity — a commitment Cobb has made for decades. Now, customers from around the globe can better tap into Cobb’s biosecurity expertise through a new resource hub. Available at...
Situation update Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a flock of commercial turkeys in South Carolina. This is a reminder that wild birds can carry both HPAI and low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses (LPAI) viruses that...
Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm. Some diseases are unapparent, and others can kill all of your birds. Developing a good biosecurity plan and...
Download the complete article As towns and suburbs spread into agricultural areas, new homes, places of worship,schools and businesses may be built near livestock and poultry operations. Almost all agricultural operations generate some odor and dust. This may not be...
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