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The status of layer health in the US
Each year Eric Gingerich, Technical Services Specialist at Diamond V, makes a report to the US Animal Health Association about the status of layer health in the US. Here is a short summary of that report. Overall health of the national table egg layer flock continues to be very good. There are no ma...
Backyard chicken owners hurting birds
While TV celebs like Jamie Oliver and Bilie Piper are doing their best to promote this middle-class trend of keeping your own chickens, researchers have actually concluded that this is doing more harm than good. A new study has found that backyard chicken-keepers have a lack of disease knowledge and...
CSES studies alternative hen housing under US conditions
The Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) has finished the first phase of a two-year study on alternative housing systems for laying hens under commercial American farm conditions, Feedstuffs reports. The interim findings presented from Flock One of the CSES Laying Hen Housing Research illustr...
Avian hepatitis-E-virus infection in chickens – Part 1
Avian hepatitis-E-virus infection is a disease of broiler breeders and table-egg layers. Infections may be subclinical or associated with low mortality and mild decreases in egg production. This article is the first part of a two-part description in which the disease is described for the first time ...