Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Colibacillosis is among the most commonly diagnosed infectious diseases of farmed poultry, often appearing as a complication of yolk sac infections, upper respiratory disease or immunosuppression.  It also causes a significant proportion of mortality in adult commercial layers,...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Q: When it comes to vaccinating layer flocks, are there any obvious signs that something isn’t going quite right in the vaccination procedure? Download the pdf AM: When we first go into a house to assess vaccination, we like...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com The US poultry industry is on high alert following reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infecting wild birds and commercial flocks in poultry-dense regions of the US broiler market.  The USDA-ARS National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia,...
Incorporating new chickens is bound to happen at some point or another when you are raising poultry. Whether you keep chickens in town or out in the country, it is essential to know how to safely integrate new chickens...
By Tim Nelson, President and CIO Key points: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 (HPAI) has been confirmed in the U.S. in Kentucky and Indiana, as well as Nova Scotia, Canada. This comes as the United Kingdom and European Union are...
It’s very possible that the introduction of high path avian influenza (HPAI) can occur due to a  break in biosecurity, most likely via infected material being tracked into a barn. HPAI virus is in  the nasal secretions and manure...
Progress in genetics, nutrition, and management has made remarkable improvements in the daily growth and feed efficiency of modern broilers. The benefit of these improvements is a dramatic reduction in the time a modern broiler takes to achieve market...
Preventing breast blisters and buttons The incidence of breast blisters and buttons in turkey production represents a damaging issue for animal welfare and economic sustainability. At processing, blisters and buttons can cause downgrading, loss of meat, and increased processing time....
Modern broiler breeders have an amazing ability to convert feed nutrients for growth and egg production. Post-feed consumption, a hen’s body temperature increases rapidly (heat increment of digestion). Hens on slats post-feeding have been observed to be in some...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com accinations and other preventative health measures are more critical than ever as the US egg industry shifts toward cage-free and no-antibiotics-ever production, according to an industry expert. Hy-Line International’s Ian Rubinoff, DVM, said the decision by major retailers to...
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