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Study: Spread of HPAI through smallholder ducks in Asia
The study looked a the management of smallholder duck flocks in Central Java and Indonesia, and the potential hazards promoting the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avial Influenza virus (HPAI). By: J Henning, H Wibawa, D Yulianto, TB Usman, A Junaidi and J Meers Ducks are considered to play a...
Company update: Avangard Q4 2012
Avangard release their fourth quarter stats and the full year ending December 31 2012. Total Flock The total poultry flock was up by 9.6% year-on-year, with the population of laying hens increasing by 11.2% year-on-year to 22.8 million (in 2011 - 20.5 million). The increase in poultry flock i...
ELISA: Useful tool in monitoring of live mycoplasma vaccines
For non-vaccinated flocks, mycoplasma monitoring is an effective tool to prevent spread of disease through early detection and control of infection. Recent serological data on live mycoplasma vaccinated flocks have shown that ELISA can be effectively used to indicate successful vaccination or confer...
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...