Poultry Health Articles

  • Peracetic Acid Exposure in a Poultry Plant – My Firsthand Experience

    My colleague and I visited a mid-sized poultry plant to test the Peracetic Acid (PAA) vapor levels in the air, as requested by the plant’s safety manager due to complaints from workers and interest in using our PAA monitor to help ensure workers are safe. PAA is an extremely effective and necessary biocide used to make sure the food we eat is safe by killing the microorganisms on the meat. ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of toxic chemicals - The Poultry Industry - Case Study

    Improved water quality increases earnings significantly, in the poultry industry Bacterial contamination in drinking water can be heavily attributed to biofilm buildup inside the water pipes. Danish Clean Water manufactures a line of ECA generators that produce the disinfectant NEUTHOX, which is a highly effective terminator of biofilm. Improving the quality of animals’ ...

  • Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

    Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the 2014 bird flu virus killed nearly 50 million ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Wild birds not the source of Avian Influenza in Korea

    The recent outbreak of the H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza is causing many victims amongst poultry and wild birds in the Republic of Korea. The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has issued a statement on this outbreak saying that there is currently no evidence that wild birds are the source of this virus. Instead the focus of disease control actions must be on the domestic ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Rendering

    Problem: The meat industry (poultry included) generates some 30 billion pounds of inedible surplus each year. The rendering industry contributes tremendously to efforts to maintain a clean and healthy environment and prevent a waste disposal problem by turning this otherwise unusable material into usable commodities. One challenge they face in creating a clean environment is the ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • The effects of bioadditive in the form of yeasts and zeolite on the composting process and odour emission

    The objectives of this paper are to determine the effectiveness of bioadditive in the form of yeasts and zeolite in reducing odour and ammonia emissions during composting and to assess its effects on the process. Two series of experiments were conducted. The higher dosage treatments reached thermophilic temperatures sooner and the high temperatures stayed longer. The application of bioadditive at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Earthworms helping economy, improving ecology and protecting health

    Earthworms can treat organic garbage, livestock manure and poultry droppings and turn them into premium organic fertilisers, because humus only exists in earthworm feces and castings, compared with other fertilisers. Earthworms can also supply quality animal protein as feed, and offer the best raw materials for the biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Vermiculture should be put into a whole ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compost science journal of advocacy and foresight

    SEVERAL months ago, I started on a journey through the pages of Compost Science, beginning with the Spring, 1960 inaugural issue. I was confident that I could whip through the articles and news items in the several hundred issues of the magazine between 1960 and 2009, and be prepared to write this article for BioCycle’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. Granted, there were interruptions, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Broiler campylobacter contamination and human campylobacteriosis in Iceland

    Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia,1 Landspitali National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland,2 Food Laboratory, The Environmental & Food Agency, Reykjavik, Iceland,3 Reykjagarður, Reykjavik, Iceland,4 Institute of Experimental Pathology, Reykjavik, Iceland,5 Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,6 Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, ...

  • Bio®Chop: Poultry Waste chopped, pumped and mixed

    Landia has launched an innovative new silage tank with an integral chopper pump, for the fast and efficient maceration and processing of poultry byproducts and waste. Designed in acid-proof stainless steel, Landia’s highly effective chopper pump has a shredder propeller and extended knife system, which can handle guts, heads and even whole chicken - without the downtime of breakdowns or delays ...


    By Landia

  • Guidelines relating to Avian Influenza

    Guidelines relating to Avian Influenza issued from time to time by the Ministry of Environment & Forests: Personal Care:- Wear rubber gloves and protective clothing that can be disinfected or disposed of and protective eyewear or a face shield while handling animals. Wash hands with soap and water often and disinfect works surfaces and equipment between sites. Do not eat, drink, or ...


    By Indian Government

  • Efficacy and benefits of prevention of coccidiosis in broilers by vaccination in comparison to anticoccidial drug program

    In poultry production control of coccidiosis still relies heavily on adding anticoccidial drugs to feed. In the present study the efficacy of coccidiosis prevention in broilers by vaccination in comparison to anticoccidial drug programs was evaluated. The efficacy of the live attenuated vaccine Livacox T administered to broiler chickens was investigated in a laboratory trial by assessing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Poultry Farm Pioneers Low-Rate Composting

    Tony Pastore, Sr. started Park Farms in Canton, Ohio decades ago to process and market chickens. In 1989, it was decided that instead of buying chickens from other producers, a new venture would be launched to raise chickens directly for Park Farms. This led to the formation of A & J Farms, a 1,900-acre operation that contains 14 separately operating chicken farms. Each sub-farm has up to ten ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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