poultry disease News

  • Breeding poultry with improved natural resistance

    Is it possible to improve the natural immunity of poultry through breeding? Selection of poultry with high levels of natural antibodies, will increase animal welfare , reduce antibiotic usage and increase profit. Wageningen UR researcher Tom Berghof stands on the threshold of this process. “Thanks to DNA markers we will in future be capable of selecting animals with high levels of natural ...

  • Biosecurity Important to Poultry Operations Worldwide

    “If you have a set of biosecurity rules and procedures so exhaustive that the document would do serious damage if dropped on your foot, you don’t have a plan, you have a problem. Biosecurity rules are intended to reduce risk, but if they are incomprehensible, overwhelming, ignored, outdated or essentially useless, it’s time for an overhaul,” suggested David Shapiro, DVM, ...

  • New Process Converts Poultry Litter into Bio-oil

    BLACKSBURG, Virginia, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - Each year in the United States the poultry industry produces more than 5.6 million tons of litter - a mixture of bedding, manure, feathers, and spilled feed. Now, a team of researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech is developing transportable pyrolysis units that will convert poultry litter into bio-oil that can be ...

  • New Poultry Nutrition Studies Presented at JRA

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to contribute to the 11th Poultry Research Days (“Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras”), in Tours, France, as a sponsor and scientific contributor. This biennial poultry congress was the opportunity to showcase our latest research in poultry nutrition and probiotics applications through a poster and ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Predicting disease and improving crops through genetics

    Can scientists accurately predict when an individual will develop a disease? What if we could predict how to increase drought resistance in plants? Or offer patients personalized medicine? Researchers are looking for answers to these questions and more using a plant or animal’s obvious traits, called phenotype prediction, a field that will be discussed in a free workshop presented by the ...

  • Scientists Develop New Vaccine to Protect Against Two Important Diseases

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., that evaluated a new vaccine to protect again two important diseases. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed ...

  • Ohio Poultry Owners Advised to Increase Biosecurity as Virus Spreads in Western U.S.

    Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that Ohio’s commercial producers and backyard chicken enthusiasts alike take precautions to protect their flocks. The strains are related to a virus ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Spanish Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry Offered at 2015 IPPE

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is hosting the “Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola” (Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry), which will be presented entirely in Spanish. The program will discuss methods for improving economic efficiency in the areas of breeding, incubation, grow-out and health. The ...

  • Backyard Poultry and Salmonella Exposure Risks Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the growing trend of people raising their own poultry and exposure risks to Salmonella.    “For many people, having poultry in their backyard can be an enjoyable experience while ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Approval of IoMax for feedwater expands Biolargo`s robust solutions for poultry industry

    BioLargo, through its commercial partner Clarion Water, obtained EPA registration for the use of aqueous iodine in poultry applications. This registration for poultry marks a key milestone in the commercialization of a full suite of biosecurity solutions aimed at mitigating the risk of avian flu and other common pathogens such as E. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar to Examine Poultry Management Techniques and Animal Welfare Best Practices

    USPOULTRY’s 2014 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of birds. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the seminar will be held September 16-17, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s topics will include a Legal Review; Tools for Monitoring Brooding; ...

  • USPOULTRY Offers Biosecurity Program

    With the recent avian influenza news announcements, USPOULTRY is making available its “Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers” program. The program was created to aid in developing more effective biosecurity practices and is designed to be used as a program development tool for personnel training and teaching. “The ...

  • Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa

    Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today. To this end, the agency is calling for $20 million for prevention and response activities. The call follows outbreaks of the virus in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, ...

  • State fairs won`t press broiler industry`s bird flu luck

    The South is the heart of U.S. broiler chicken production and escaped the deadly bird flu virus that devastated flocks in the Midwest this spring. Autumn, however, brings the possibility that migrating wild birds will carry the virus to the lower half of the U.S. To try to keep bird flu at arm's length, a number of states are barring or limiting poultry shows and public sales, including those at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a pair of plans aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Crunching genomes to boost animal health

    FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife. The SIB is equipped with high performance computers, ...

  • CSIRO joins global fight against pandemic threats

    In a collaborative effort between the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and international and Indonesian scientists, a research team from CSIRO recently used a pioneering technique known as antigenic cartography to ‘map’ the evolution of the bird flu virus. While helping the Indonesian government protect its vast poultry flock against the deadly disease, ...

  • CDC: Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Not Over

    More than two months after declaring the outbreak appeared to be over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an additional 43 people sickened by strains of Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken – more than 500 people have reportedly been infected in total. Sixty percent of the tested Salmonella taken from outbreak patients has been resistant to at least one ...

  • USPOULTRY Updates Biosecurity Program

    USPOULTRY recently updated its “Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers” program. The program was created to aid in developing more effective biosecurity practices and is designed to be used as a program development tool  for personnel training and teaching.  “We are pleased to get this enhanced, interactive ...

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