Canadian researchers have identified the damaged proteins that can cause dilated cardiomyopathy and heart pump failure in fast-growing broilers.
The latest edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare sees sustained interested in animal welfare amongst leading food businesses but calls for more effort still.
A new research project from the University of Arkansas will use accelerometers – the technology used to measure steps in Fitbits – and artificial intelligence to identify woody breast and other meat quality defects in chickens.
New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections.
Viral DNA – sections of the genome derived from viruses – may help prevent related infections in chickens, protecting bird health, reveals recently published research from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
Do You Need Toys for Chickens? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process that includes many facets, including environmental, social and physical aspects.
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Here's how to safely introduce new chickens into an existing flock Updated: For those of us with backyard chicken flocks, adding new birds into the mix can be tricky. There's a lot more to it than simply opening the coop door, dropping the new hens in among the established flock and hoping for the best.
The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger - Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and pictorial records indicate that humans have done this since time immemorial. But what are the risks?
A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms - Backyard PoultryWith so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it's good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly.
Getting the scoop on keeping a coop There is a growing trend among city dwellers to raise chickens in their backyards, but there are many things people should know before they start flocking to the nurseries and stocking their coops.
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City leaders to revisit the idea of allowing residents to keep chickens on their property Thursday evening, City Council will revisit the idea of allowing residents to keep chickens on their property.
Terre Haute City Council waiting to decide on chicken ordinance It's been an issue for a few months now, but we're getting closer to knowing whether chicken can be inside Terre Haute city limits.
The virulent Newcastle disease (vND) quarantine in southern California has been ended, as there have not been any new cases of vND in the area since February.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
Learn how to maximize the benefits of in-ovo vaccination of poultry flocks.
Salmonella has developed unexpected strategies for evading the immune system and harnessing the microbiome to remain hidden.
Hungary's veterinary authority has reported further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. In China, two more young children have tested positive for a flu virus of avian origin.
Following a single outbreak of infectious bursal disease (IBD) at a broiler farm last year, veterinary authorities in Iceland have declared the disease situation “resolved.”
A lack of sweat glands and relatively high body temperatures put poultry, especially fast-growing chickens, at a higher risk of heat stress. This is a concern for farmers, especially as temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere.
Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) may play a role in turkey cellulitis, acting as a gateway organism for the primary cause, finds new research from the University of Georgia.