Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Management techniques adopted to cope with COVID-19 production challenges led to improvements in bird health and welfare for many poultry producers. Bruce Stewart-Brown, DVM, senior vice president of technical services and innovation at Perdue Farms, said the pandemic affected...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Proper vaccine handling, dosage and administration are key to ensuring thorough and effective coverage. That statement is particularly true when talking about recombinant vector vaccines. “We have seen in the last 15 years or so that we can have...
The poultry industry is constantly evolving. With evolution comes unforeseen challenges and events. Establishing partnerships with experienced teammates who bring new insights to the table is key to reducing the burden of unforeseen obstacles. This collaborative relationship allows you...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Labor shortages in hatcheries mean that to ensure appropriate levels of sanitation in “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) production, wholesale automation is likely to be required, according to an industry expert. Automation began in hatcheries around 30 years ago, when...
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: PoultryHealthToday.com Cooling broilers with sprinkler technology is a concept many folks in the poultry industry find difficult to accept. However, a sprinkler system cannot only dramatically reduce water use, it enables better humidity control. There’s also increasing evidence that...
Tesla has now sold more than 3 million cars worldwide. There is no doubt that automotive manufacturers are shifting research and development dollars towards making more electric vehicles (EVs) in order capture some of Tesla’s growing market dominance in...
The United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) bold commitment to creating a more-resilient, diverse and equitable meat and poultry processing system is making new opportunities for rancher-owned enterprises, worker-owned housing and other cooperative initiatives. Earlier this year (2022), the USDA...
Many egg farms are transitioning to cage-free production due to the banning of cages in some states, said Andrea Mendoza, a graduate research assistant at Michigan State University (MSU). It’s a learning curve for poultry growers because these systems...
Mortality can be due to disease but can also be a management problem. Poor flock management can cause high mortality leading into production or persistent mortality throughout the life of flock. To determine mortality issues possibly related to management, begin by...
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