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Importation of US live boars to UK prompts PEDv fears

Leaders in the British pig industry have voiced their concerns following the importation of live boars by a UK breeding from the United States, where porcine epidemic diarrheoa virus (PEDv) is rampant. Earlier this month, Yorkshire-based JSR Genetics imported 120 Pietrain-based boars from a supplier...

Five year plan for Australia’s pork sector

Australian Pork Limited, the body representing the pork industry, have launched its five year strategic plan for nation’s pork industry, which consists of five strategic objectives underpinning the achievement of this growth and expansion. Growing Consumer Appeal aims to improve consumer e...

Glycoprotein D protects against highly virulent ILTV

Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease of chickens caused by infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV). Currently, modified live ILTV vaccines are used to control ILT infections. However, the live ILTV vaccines can revert to virulence after bird-to-bird p...

Understanding transmission of Mycoplasma synoviae

Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is a prevalent and economically significant poultry pathogen, causing respiratory tract infections or infectious synovitis. MS was identified as the causative agent of an outbreak of severe respiratory disease in broilers and broiler breeders in the state of Arkansas USA, be...

Previous NDV infection may prevent AIV infection

Avian influenza virus (AIV) and Newcastle disease virus (NDV) are two of the most important viruses affecting poultry worldwide. Co-infections of poultry with AIV and NDV are a problem from both the clinical point of view and the diagnosis of these viruses, but little is known on the interactions be...

Study: Pathogenicity variation of two ND viruses in China

Newcastle disease (ND) is an OIE listed disease caused by virulent avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1) strains, which is enzootic and causes large economic losses in the poultry sector. Genotype VII and genotype IX NDV viruses were the predominant circulating genotype in China, which may possibly be...

Aveve Biochem announces new team members

Belgian animal feed manufacturer, Aveve Biochem has introduced two new colleagues, Kirsten De Keyser and Hai Xia Zhu, to its team. De Keyser will take on the role of International account manager for the EMEA region, where she shall introduce new and existing AveMix products to customers in the regi...

Reducing ammonia through direct-fed microbials

Ammonia volatilisation from poultry litter often leads to a high concentration of atmospheric ammonia that negatively impacts bird performance, increases susceptibility to respiratory diseases in poultry, and is also harmful to farm workers and the environment. Litter amendments for reducing ammonia...

AB Vista supporting sustainability at poultry symposium

AB Vista is again supporting the Poultry Science Symposium as a silver sponsor for 2014, with this year’s meeting running under the title of ‘Sustainable poultry production in Europe’. Organised by the UK branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), the Poultry Science Symposium 2014 wi...

EU endorses ingredient beneficial for breeding hens

DSM Nutritional Products’ Carophyll Red 10%, a key ingredient in the innovative MaxiChick, has been officially recognised as a zootechnical additive by the European Commission. As the first ever European approval for a canthaxanthin product, this authorisation validates the beneficial effects of the...

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