Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Emerging and re-emerging diseases can cause sudden, potentially catastrophic illness and death in commercial poultry flocks, said R.M. “Mick” Fulton, DVM, PhD, with the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Lansing, Michigan. “It is up to investigators to...
Source: Murray Mcmurray hatchery Chicken breeds raised for meat often develop health issues that are less common among other breeds. Continuing our interview series with poultry expert and best-selling author, Gail Damerow, we ask her about special health considerations when...
Poultry production extends beyond the role of producing food  ̶  it stimulates economies and provides an affordable source of nutrition to the global population. As one of the largest sectors of agriculture in the world, raising healthy, productive birds...
Live vaccines for Salmonella have been found to start offering protection within a few days of administration, acting “almost as a competitive exclusion,” said Chuck Hofacre, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group. A normal antibody immune response would...
Source: Janzen Ag Law Most people today are more removed than ever from their food sources. At the same time, consumers are more concerned than ever about where their food comes from. Sustainability is the ruling concept. What can producers...
Whether you produce broilers, breeders or layers, feather development and quality are metrics that should be top of mind. Poor feather quality can have negative welfare and economic impacts on the poultry industry. For broiler breeders, poor feather quality will...
John Deere's shift to recurring revenue is an area that continues to interest me. I wrote on automation and the SaaS (software as a service) dynamic in August 2021 and when highlighting the John Deere 2021 Annual Report in...
Problems with small flocks can result from inapropriate space and heat as the birds grow. Increasing the housing, water, and feeder space limits stress and social problems, especially with larger and fast-growing meat birds. Before you get your first bird,...
Source: Janzen Ag Law Nearly every large food industry corporation today has pledged to combat climate change by reducing its own carbon footprint. McDonald’s has pledged to be net zero by 2050. (McDonald’s Accelerating Climate Action to Reach Net Zero Emissions...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Q: Escherichia coli infection, or colibacillosis, is a major cause of first-week mortality in broilers. How do neonatal chicks contract and spread the infection? HC: E. coli can be transmitted horizontally in the hatchery or vertically from parent to...
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