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Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Feed ingredients and feed have been shown to be sources of Salmonella for broilers and broiler breeders. This is especially important when it comes to Salmonella Enteritidis. To address this issue, the Southern Poultry Research Group (SPRG) in Georgia...
Genotypes of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) found in California between 2012 and 2020 have seen a “major shift,” according to a study investigating patterns of IBV in the state. Although surveillance has been carried out in California for years, few...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Since public interest drives public policy, it’s no surprise USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) tightened the standards for the maximum acceptable limit of Salmonella at processing. The poultry industry is making progress.  The Salmonella prevalence in chicken...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com In ovo vaccination is starting to take off in hatcheries across the Asia-Pacific. To date, more than 50 Embrex® Inovoject® systems are installed in the region, accounting for 80% of devices used for in ovo vaccination. With an...
Feeding pelleted diets improves broiler production efficiency through increased feed intake and live weight gain as well as improved feed conversion ratio. Pelleting technology became available in the 1930's and is now used in the manufacturing of nearly all commercial...
Excessive heat and humidity during incubation can cause leg problems in turkey poults, ultimately leading to higher hatchery costs mainly due to an increase in the percentage of culls, according to a hatchery expert. Juan Carlos Lopez, DVM, PhD, hatchery...
False layer syndrome due to the Delmarva 1639 (DMV/1639) variant of the infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is leading to huge economic losses in the Canadian egg industry. Hens with false layer syndrome can look healthy, but if they’re infected with...
Broiler operations naturally want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be a daunting task. First, there are so many variables to consider — not just disease pressure...
This is part 3 of a 4-part series exploring how epithelial integrity is the first line of defense to target immunomodulation, BCO and food safety issues. If you missed part 2, catch up here. When a bird’s epithelial tissue is...
The poultry gut houses a complex and dynamic ecosystem formed by microorganisms (bacteria, protozoa, fungi, yeasts, bacteriophages, and other viruses), within the lumen and attached to the mucosa. This microbiota maintains an essential symbiotic relationship within the host. Understanding...
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