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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...
Many diseases can affect your small poultry flock. Practicing biosecurity and proper management can help keep birds healthy. If you suspect disease in your flock, consult with a veterinarian or the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory. | Staphylococcus aureus infection...
Footpad dermatitis is a common issue in poultry production with average prevalence rates often hovering around 20%, but sometimes reaching as high as 100% on some poultry operations. Footpad dermatitis is characterized as the loss of integrity in the skin...
Dr. Brian Fairchild: Making a poultry house a home Today’s technology allows poultry farmers to precisely and accurately create environments for their birds to thrive. Better lighting, nutrition and air quality can greatly contribute to alleviating many of the health issues...
By: Gabriella Furo, Ph.D. student Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota What is footpad dermatitis (FPD) and why should I care? Footpad dermatitis is a skin inflammation, and a frequently occurring problem in turkey production worldwide, which can affect the turkey...
Avian influenza viruses spread through direct contact with infected birds or through contaminated feed, water, equipment and clothing. News of avian influenza (bird flu) is resurfacing around the globe. Cases of H7N3 are confirmed in the U.S.; H5N8 has been...
Poulvac Maternavac® 4 protects against IBD, reovirus, Newcastle, IBV Poulvac Maternavac® 4, an inactivated vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect chickens against four important diseases, has been licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will begin shipping this fall,...
Poultry shed humidity should be monitored as regularly as shed temperature and ventilation to ensure bird health and productivity is as high as it can be, according to a poultry health expert. Dr. Brian Fairchild, professor of poultry science at...
A win-win-win solution that keeps birds healthy, maintains the profitability of your business, and meets consumer demands. Inteprity is a first-in-class, animal-use only, in-feed antibiotic for the prevention of mortality caused by necrotic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in broiler...
VapHi-Tech™ PVX-100 helps improve bird health, operator safety Vaccination is a key component of health programs at every poultry operation. Yet each year, countless broilers, broiler breeders and commercial layers are not properly vaccinated. Until now. Phibro Animal Health...
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