This pandemic is the first time many people have heard of the coronavirus. However, "in animal health, the coronavirus family is an old acquaintance," said Drs. Ursula Höfle and Christian Gortázar from the University of Castilla- La Mancha, in Spain.
Coronavirus infections are nothing new to the poultry industry. For as long as anyone can remember, infectious bronchitis (IB) viruses have caused widespread losses in poultry flocks worldwide.
A multinational group of scientists has discovered a gene that could be key to improving the health and wellbeing of laying hens.
The novel coronavirus, while not infecting chickens, has significantly harmed China’s broiler and egg industries.
Challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing African swine fever (ASF) in the pork industry will affect the global poultry industry in 2020, however potential growth could be seen if rising supply chain challenges can be managed, says Rabobank in the latest Poultry Quarterly.
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Imperfect vaccines – ones that manage disease symptoms but fail to prevent infection and spread – can protect chickens against the painful symptoms of Marek's disease, finds a new study from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL).
While Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week, outbreaks of the disease have been reported in India, Ireland, and Poland. Two children have been confirmed with flu infections of avian origin.
Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week. Local media and other sources are also reporting further cases in Poland and Vietnam. The disease situation in Hungary and Ukraine appears to have been resolved.
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Rumors circulating in India, associating the novel coronavirus with poultry consumption, do nothing to stop the spread of the virus, and do more harm than good.
In Poland and Vietnam, the avian flu situation appears to have deteriorated sharply, as more outbreaks are confirmed in new areas of each country. There are also further cases in Bulgaria and Taiwan, and details have emerged about a recent outbreak in India.
Alternative method for Salmonella control in broilers in development through international scientific collaboration.
A bill under consideration in Canada would make entering properties where farm animals are kept without lawful authority or excuse to enter an offense under the country's Health of Animals Act.
A new case of Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has been reported in California, which is the first confirmed case in the United States in more than a month.
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
Two outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Russia has been resolved, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Continuing the recent pattern of outbreaks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed for the first time in new areas of Bulgaria and Vietnam. Further cases have also been recorded in the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
Bioinformatics combines computational and statistical approaches in order to analyze biological data, such as genome sequencing. A rapidly growing field of science, it has shown great promise to help monitor, identify and track poultry flock health.
Liquid crystal technology – commonly used to make laptop or TV displays – could help rapidly detect foodborne pathogens and other contaminants in poultry or other meat products.
Campylobacter and Salmonella remain key foodborne zoonoses in Europe and latest reports shows that progress in controlling human infection has slowed.
Learn why some vaccines work better in broilers than others and what can be done to improve performance.
A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.
10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?) - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites We recently asked our Facebook fans to tell us some of the funniest questions they've heard from folks that don't raise backyard chickens. We heard some great questions like "why are some eggs brown?" For chicken owners, these are funny, but hey, let's be fair.
New wave of chicken-killing Newcastle disease hits Southern California It's been a lousy holiday season for Southern California's chickens. In recent weeks, new cases of the poultry-killing Newcastle disease hit San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, reviving an epidemic that state officials believed was nearing its end as recently as last summer.