Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Poultry veterinarians should not get hung up on the level of plaque-forming units (PFUs) to determine the strength of recombinant Marek’s vaccines, according to Isabel M. Gimeno, DVM, PhD, professor, North Carolina State University. Gimeno frequently fields questions from...
Introduction Mississippi has about 1,450 poultry farms producing 762 million broilers per year that are processed and shipped locally, across the country, and around the world. Poultry has been leading the state as the largest agricultural commodity for 20 straight...
The use of prebiotics and probiotics in livestock and poultry diets has become a common practice — and for good reason.1,2,3,4 Increased attention to and understanding of gut health in humans, pets and livestock have led to more research and...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) remains a nagging issue for broiler flocks, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. “It seems that IBH is a primary pathogen now, and seems to be very widespread,” Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, Pilgrim’s, told...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Acidified drinking water did not impair the efficacy of a live Salmonella Typhimurium (ST) vaccine in broilers challenged with Salmonella Heidelberg, according to Manuel Da Costa, DVM, PhD, associate director, outcomes research, Zoetis. Vaccinating broilers with a live ST...
The egg laying virus EDS ’76 was recently identified in the United States. This virus does not cause illness in humans and is not a threat to human health. Egg Drop Syndrome ’76 or simply, EDS ’76 (EDS), is a...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) can be a challenging disease, as the clinical signs are non-specific and there is no direct treatment. Consequently, producers rely on interventions such as vaccinations, not just for IBH but also for other immunosuppressive...
• Verovaccines upscales manufacturing processes of its yeast-based vaccines to industrial scale • This is an important milestone on the road to commercialization of this novel vaccine class German vaccine specialist Verovaccines GmbH is  on its way to industrial-scale production. To this...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) infections may not offer clear-cut clinical symptoms, but there are on-farm diagnostic measures that can yield early warnings. The good news is it’s fairly easy to train production personnel to recognize suspect IBH cases...
More attention is being paid to the importance of preharvest food safety solutions due to the USDA’s Salmonella reduction initiative to reduce the number of Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry. Part of the initiative includes increased quantitative microbial monitoring...
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