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First IBQX vaccine for the UK poultry industry
Zoetis has announced the availability in the UK and Ireland of the first specific vaccine against the QX strain of the infectious bronchitis virus — Poulvac IBQX. For the past two years the vaccine has only been available with a special import certificate from the Veterinary Medicines Directorat...
Going back to basics in rearing pays off
To deliver a good rearing flock to the production farm, the basic criteria of good infrastructure and management need to be met. Owners or general managers cannot expect good results without giving their farm managers the tools to do the job. Going back to the basics of rearing will easily solve 90%...
It’s all in the behaviour
The use of and reliance on automated systems is steadily increasing. But monitoring bird behaviour remains the best way of determining if the environment within a house is correct. Regularly observing bird behaviour by the same person is essential. He must use all senses and respond to the signals t...
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...