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Newcastle disease strikes Swedish laying flock
Sweden has faced an outbreak of Newcastle Disease in a flock of laying hens, the Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health has reported to the OIE. Following a drop in egg production on the farm in Motala in the county of Östergötlands in the south-east of the country, di...
Reducing Campylobacter in poultry
Food borne diseases are receiving high priority in human nutrition. Campylobacter is a major cause of such a gastrointestinal disease, which to a large extent is attributed to poultry. Tackling this contamination throughout the chain seems to be the solution. By Ana B. Vidal, John D. Rodge...
Determining incubation profiles
Incubators very precisely imitate mother nature. If all the conditions are correct, the highest output and chick quality can be expected. That demands permanent monitoring and determining correct incubation profiles. By Scott Martin, hatchery specialist, Cobb-Vantress World Technical ...
BFREPA calls for early review of beak trimming
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for the government to bring forward its review of beak trimming and not to impose a ban on the practice. Currently, Defra is planning to review the evidence in 2015, based on the findings of Bristol University's trials into non-bea...