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A team of IDRC-supported scientists in Kenya is testing a non-antibiotic treatment for bacterial diseases affecting poultry. The researchers, from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, are investigating the impact of bacteriophage solutions on Salmonella strains collected from...
Cage-free (CF) housing systems are expected to be the dominant egg production system in North America and European Union countries by 2030. Within these systems, bumblefoot (a common bacterial infection and chronic inflammatory reaction) is mostly observed in hens...
Gut health is an important part of overall well-being for both humans and animals. For poultry, gut health can make the difference between a thriving, profitable flock and a devastating mortality crisis. It's obvious that the gut turns food into...
For the first time in Canada, turkey rhinotracheitis has been detected, impacting two commercial turkey flocks in Ontario. The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) announced these cases on May 13. According to the WOAH report, increased mortalities were noted...
Learning turkey diseases and treatment is one of the biggest issues for turkey farmers, and one of the scariest diseases a turkey farm can experience is clostridial dermatitis.
The avian flu outbreak among dairy cows has sparked tensions between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state officials, and the dairy industry, complicating efforts to contain the virus and protect public health. Many farmers are resisting federal...
Each year, Delaware farms raise more than 240 million broiler chickens, the top agricultural commodity in the state with a $3.5 billion impact on the state's economy. But a disease characterized by firm, yellowish breast muscle is estimated to affect...
In its latest updates, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported more H5N1 avian flu detections in poultry and wild birds, including several pigeons in Michigan's Ionia County, an area where the...
Amid recent reports of avian influenza affecting dairy cow herds across several states, concerns about food safety naturally arise. However, understanding the risks and proper precautions can alleviate worries for consumers. Avian influenza, commonly known as "bird flu," can be...
The Russian Agricultural Ministry has put forward a proposal to prohibit free-range poultry, citing concerns over infectious diseases that could threaten industrial farms. This move is expected to have significant repercussions on thousands of backyard farms and the organic...
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