Excellent systems of communication between farm staff and veterinarians are critical when it comes to managing disease outbreaks and reducing their potential spread. Eric Heskett, DVM, PhD, at Case Farms in North Carolina, told Poultry Health Today that communication is...
Calculating moisture loss from the egg during the incubation process is a vital tool in achieving good chick quality and hatchability. This allows you to know just how much water is being removed from the egg during incubation.   Weigh the...
Source: Poultryhealthtoday.com Resistance is unlikely to be a problem in coccidiosis bioshuttle programs, Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health Today. Bioshuttle programs start with hatchery vaccination against coccidiosis followed by use of an in-feed anticoccidial. Alternative products are...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Avian mycoplasmosis is a problem for poultry producers worldwide, but according to an expert, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to managing it. Speaking to Poultry Health Today at the 2019 World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress in Bangkok, Naola Ferguson-Noel, DVM,...
Source: PoultryHealthtoday.com Pullet vaccination: There’s always room for improvement An interview with Tim Cummings, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis Download the pdf Q: Pullet vaccination is essential for protecting broiler breeder health, but does it need to change along with the industry’s...
In poultry production, Escherichia coli has long had a reputation as an opportunist, causing infection only after a primary pathogen had first cleared the way. But according to an expert, research shows many strains are capable of causing disease...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Molecular virology is already leading to discoveries that will improve management of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), according to Stephen Spatz, PhD, molecular virologist with USDA’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Athens, Georgia. With genomic sequencing, it is now possible to differentiate...
se of a simple “causal” pie chart is proving to be a helpful tool for controlling necrotic enteritis (NE), Joel L. Cline, DVM, a veterinarian with Wayne Farms, told Poultry Health Today. Cline uses the causal pie as a visual...
Highly contagious and constantly evolving, infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is notoriously difficult to control. According to the University of Georgia’s Mark Jackwood, PhD, vaccination is critical to keeping flocks protected — but vaccinating properly is key. “We have three main...
  Published on Aug. 19, 2019 A guide to evaporative cooling systems in your turkey barn It doesn’t take much to see that we are in a time of extreme weather. Only a few weeks ago, temperatures reached...
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