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...
Dr. Teryn Girard joins the team to anchor poultry health services A new chapter in the history of one of Canada’s leading agriculture focused veterinary services is underway as Prairie Swine Health Services expands into poultry, led by the announcement of...
POULTRY VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY BECOMES FIRST BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH SITE IN THE U.S. TO BE CERTIFIED AS CARBON NEUTRAL Gainesville, Ga. poultry vaccine site has received carbon neutrality certification, becoming the company’s first U.S. animal health manufacturing plant to...
As fall approaches, the high temperatures from the summer begin to fall, reaching levels below the bird's thermoneutral zone. A baby chick's thermoneutral zone is fairly high – about 88-93°F during the first week. In fall and winter, maintaining high...
ListenTurkey prices are higher, but so is the cost of growing the birds Thanksgiving turkeys are shown at a Cub Foods store in Bloomington, Minn., in November 2015. Turkeys are a hot item for shoppers this week, and like a...
Ongoing studies to find ways of managing Salmonella Heidelberg loads in poultry litter have suggested that downtime is key to reducing the pathogen’s rates. “We’ve been doing studies where we take litter from different downtimes, and we found that after...
Mycotoxins are a perennial challenge for livestock and poultry production systems given their often-undetected presence in a vast majority of feeds. Recent data indicate that around 90% of feed grain samples tested show some mycotoxin contamination, while at least...
December 16th, 2021 AMES, Iowa — Researchers in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University have discovered an innovative approach to fight bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance in poultry by exploiting linkages between the gut...
Organic Acid's Dual Role: Improved Bird Health, Safer Processing Bacteria are one of the major microbes present in poultry. While many bacteria are harmless, there are some pathogenic bacteria which can be detrimental to bird health and performance. Pathogenic bacteria...
By Susanne Rockwell on May 3, 2016 Backyard chickens. Yard birds. Or as I call these clucking neighbors: the most popular egg-laying pet in my community — we even fundraise for our schools using the annual Tour de Cluck. My friends...
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