Reductions in the use of medically important antimicrobials demonstrate the poultry industry’s commitment to stewardship of these valuable medications, Randall Singer, DVM, MPVM, PhD, told Poultry Health Today. Singer’s comments were based on data reflecting antimicrobial use in poultry from...
Source: blog by Todd Janzen Ag Law, janzen@aglaw.us It has become common for tech conferences to have Shark-Tank style competitions among new startups. The winner is awarded an investment from the conference host or supporting venture capital firm. In the case...
Increasing air circulation coupled with moderate reductions in humidity can dramatically improve paw quality, Connie Mou and Michael Czarick, University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today. By lowering the humidity level to 60% and using circulation fans that increase air...
Poultry producers raising broilers for the “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) market continue to find themselves battling necrotic enteritis (NE). Too often, this raises the ethical dilemma of deciding whether to render antibiotic treatment to birds with NE if the...
There is a growing consumer market looking for antibiotic-free poultry. Total sales of organic food reached $47 billion in 2016, up more than 8 percent from 2015. Sales of organic meat and poultry grew more than 17 percent to...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Broilers vaccinated against Salmonella showed reduced levels of the pathogen at processing in a recent study, according to Charles Hofacre, PhD, president, Southern Poultry Research Group. Inc. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) used to test only whole...
  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...
Source: PoultryHealthtoday.com Rather than adopt costly production practices that don’t necessarily benefit the health or welfare of poultry, veterinarians should work to educate non-farm audiences about a bird’s inherent needs and preferences, Phil Stayer, DVM, corporate veterinarian for Sanderson Farms,...
Unwanted trespassers on farm property are a reality for Ontario farmers. With a growing interest by consumers in where their food comes from, and more people travelling to rural areas for outdoor experiences, it’s not surprising that farmers are...
Source: Poultryhealthtoday.com Wet-bulb reservoirs in hatchery incubators should be included in the bacterial-monitoring program to ensure they aren’t the source of egg-shell contamination, Jean Sander, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Poultry Health Today. Her advice is based on recent...
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