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US: HPAI confirmed in Californian turkey flock
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California. This is the first finding of HPAI in commercial poultry d...
Breeder management: Do not forget the males
Trace minerals play an important role in broiler breeder nutrition. These essential nutrients improve breeder performance, embryo development and chick health. Their effect on males and overall flock performance is often underestimated. Therefore, more attention should be given to trace mineral nutr...
Study: Preparing for 2018 beak trimming ban
Researchers at Wageningen University are involved in the development of simple yet reliable protocols that will allow farmers and advisors to monitor the effects of non-beak trimming, in preparation for the September 1st 2018 ban. Beak trimming is a common practice, except for organic layer flocks. ...
Sanitised waterlines for healthy next flock
An evaluation of poultry farm water supplies was conducted to determine if a difference in microbial build up existed for waterlines from commercial broiler houses which sanitize or do not sanitize the water systems. Swab samples from waterlines were taken from each of these four types of barns from...