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As highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is confirmed in two more European states, there are fears that the further spread of the disease could impact exports of poultry products. The virus has been detected for the first time in three more European countries, and there are further cases in Taiwan and South Africa.
Alarms went off with the Newcastle disease outbreaks in the Dominican Republic. Without a doubt, poultry diseases do not stop attacking Latin American and world-wide poultry flocks.
An infectious zoonotic disease that can be deadly to pigs is easily transmitted between swine and poultry, according to a new study published in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported two confirmed cases of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in California so far in 2020.
8 Interesting Features of the Silkie Chicken Breed - Backyard PoultrySilkies are distinctly different from any other chicken breed. They share a unique combination of genetic and behavioral features. In 2003, a group of Japanese researchers mapped the mitochondrial DNA of a Silkie to determine the breed's genetic position in relation to other birds in the genus Gallus.
Urban Chicken Predators | MOTHER EARTH NEWS When we moved from out in the boonies to a small town and started our new little flock of urban chickens, I thought we'd have an easier life where predators were concerned. Foxes, the bane of our chicken's existence for years, were left behind, as were hawks and owls.
Six Winter Keeping Tips for Backyard Chickens - Backyard Poultry Is keeping chickens in winter hard? Courtesy of fall molting, chickens should have a full set of new fluffy feathers for winter that will keep them perfectly comfortable in temperatures down to 40 degrees and just fine well below freezing, assuming they are in good health.
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in poultry in three central European states for the first time this winter.
Zoetis has further expanded its poultry vaccine portfolio with the introduction of Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND, a vectored recombinant vaccine that protects broiler chickens against Newcastle and Marek's disease viruses.
How To Get NPIP Certified - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some of us even sell birds to friends and family, but for those of us who aspire to grow bigger, knowing how to get NPIP certified is the first step in the right direction.
Can Chickens Eat Oatmeal? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Can chickens eat oatmeal? Yes. They certainly can! Oatmeal for chickens is one of my favorite treats to serve my flock in the winter. Warm oatmeal for chickens is a nutritious, energizing snack for them. Chickens love oats, which are an excellent source of vitamins, protein, and antioxidants.
Following the end-of-year holidays, official reports have been lodged recording outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry in India, Poland, and Taiwan. The disease has also caused mortality among wild birds in China.
For more than a year and a half, we have received notifications from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regarding new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND).
The growing trend toward ‘no antibiotics ever' and ‘reduced use' production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in a flock of commercial turkeys in Poland.
Researchers have reporting significant progress towards the development of a vaccine to protect poultry and humans against avian influenza infection. Taiwan and Nigeria have reported new cases of the disease in poultry.
Six new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) were reported in California during the week beginning December 20 and ending December 26, marking the second consecutive week with six new cases.
Scientists at the Royal Veterinary College have identified four possible vaccine candidates that target red mite DNA.
After reports of new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) had appeared to be slowing down, six new cases of the disease were reported in California during the week beginning December 13 and ending December 19.
New cases of highly pathogenic avian flu have been confirmed in poultry in Taiwan, and ostriches in South Africa over the past week. In the United Kingdom (U.K.), a commercial flock infected with a mild form of the disease has been culled.
Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Lisa Jansen Mathews I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet. The callers are pleased to get manageable answers. I am not sure why the poultry feed industry builds its rations on growth stage alone.
Chicken Pecking Order - Stressful Times In The Coop - Backyard PoultryAdd to Favorites If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking order will be upset for a while and drama will ensue. But there are a few steps you can take to minimize the drama.
WINTER WATER: Keep it Flowing For Your Poultry! - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Lana Beckard, Nutrena Poultry Expert Like all living things, chickens need water to thrive, but keeping your hens hydrated in winter can be a challenge when temperatures plummet. Consider these tips to keep the fluids flowing, even in the coldest climates.
Why Aren't You Wearing a Dust Mask?One evening, I was cleaning stalls when a friend, who is a nurse, stopped by the barn. She walked to the stall where I was stuffing a haynet and, without saying hello, asked, "Why aren't you wearing a dust mask?" I laughed. "Barns are dusty, right?"