GO Topeka, the economic development group for Kansas’ Capital City, today announced that 10 new startups have graduated from Plug and Play Topeka, an animal health and ag-tech incubator. The early- and mid-stage startups, selected after a pitch competition...
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is an acute and highly infectious and contagious viral disease of chickens that results in severe economic losses across the poultry industry (Cavanaugh and Gelb, 2008). And while it is not egg transmitted, it...
Reprinted from:PoultryHealthToday.com In ovo vaccination has proven popular in commercial hatcheries as it can offer early immunity against prevalent pathogens, consistent vaccine delivery and a less labor-intensive process involving reduced handling of chicks. While each of these benefits is achievable, in...
With recent reports of sick and dying songbirds in Ohio and surrounding states, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are encouraging hobby and backyard poultry owners to take steps to protect...
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...
• Validation of novel, cost-effective, multi-valent animal vaccines with high safety and efficacy • Results extend usability of the Company’s platform in the poultry sector • Progeny fully protected against viral infection Verovaccines GmbH, a company specializing on the development of next-generation,...
You can help minimize the spread of Avian Influenza. By properly following these tips, such as placing hand-sanitizers at all entrances of buildings, you can help keep yourself and your chicken population healthy. Download  
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...
Foodborne Salmonella continues to affect millions in the United States each year, and poultry products are a significant source of these infections.1 Not only are plant interventions an important part of a comprehensive food safety program, but holistic and...
Flies can negatively impact poultry flocks, causing economic loss from increased disease spread, mortality and food safety concerns. While house flies and other non-biting flies do not cause direct injury to birds, they do transfer pathogens and other bacteria...
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