Chicken Health A to Z (Part 6): Know the Ailments That Can Affect Your FlockWe come to the end, my friends. We've covered some gnarly chicken ailments this year, starting with avian influenza, and you've made it this far. We hope you've not encountered too many of these afflictions in your flock, but pat yourself on the back for being a responsible flock-keeper.
Researchers at The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will receive three new grants for Knowledge Exchange from Research England's Connecting Capability Fund. These three grants, which total nearly £1 million, will be used to fund studies that combat infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance.
Eight new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the Taiwanese poultry sector, and the disease has returned to the north of Vietnam.
While the avian influenza situation is reported to have been resolved in the Bulgarian, Iranian and U.S. poultry sectors, new outbreaks have been reported in Mexico, South Africa and Taiwan.
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Testifying before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, the general manager of a California-based egg company applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its assistance in battling virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), and urged members of Congress to keep the help coming.
Only in Taiwan has the highly avian influenza virus (HPAI) been reported in the last week. The disease situation in India has been resolved, and farmers in Italy are set to receive financial aid following outbreaks in 2017.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that addresses the shortage of agricultural inspectors at U.S. ports of entry.
Taiwan is the only state to have reported an outbreak of highly avian influenza over the past week. In India, compartmentalization of the poultry industry has been introduced in one state to help reduce the impacts of any future avian flu outbreak, and measures have been ramped up to prevent the spread of the disease in Vietnam, and Belgium.
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, in which researchers found a new understanding of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) vaccines. The research 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 project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY's website,
The latest outbreaks of highly avian influenza to be confirmed by the Mexican authorities bring the country's total since March to 22, with direct losses of poultry already approaching half a million. Two further outbreaks have also been reported in Taiwan.
A better understanding of the causes of dysbiosis would lead to better flock health management, but poultry health is still lagging advances made in the human sector.
Poultry Diseases and How to Prevent ThemPoultry are not disease free, and it is important that you create an environment that will protect these birds from as many diseases as possible. If you intend to eat your chickens or consume their eggs, you will want them disease free for yourself as well as their own well being.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) recently certified Cobb-Vantress' U.S. operations as an Avian Influenza (AI) Clean Compartment, helping to continue Cobb's promise of making quality protein accessible worldwide.
After more than a two-month absence, virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has resurfaced in the United States.
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. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms. First, let's explore what a healthy chicken looks and acts like.
A new study has found that general bans on the movement of livestock after a disease outbreak may not be the most economically feasible option.
A new model for farm animal disease surveillance is being put into operation in Scotland.
The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) has issued guidelines to the animal feed manufacturing industry on the development of a biosecurity plan.
An animal health training initiative in sub-Saharan Africa boosts chicken meat production and opens up opportunities for the region's women.
What happens when our anti-vaxxer consumer becomes concerned with the idea that a vaccine may give chicken, hog, or cattle some sort of permanent health issues, like the ones they claim can result from human vaccination?
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