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Looking back on 'Future Woolscapes'
My mind sometimes wanders off to the time when I did my internship at the University of Sydney (back in 1999). What did I see during these nine months of being down under, nothing but sheep, sheep and more sheep. This triggered me to look for some data on the current sheep sector in Australia and wh...
UK poultry producers facing worm problem after floods
With the UK in the grip of the wettest, wildest winter on record, flocks are prone to infection from an upsurge of parasitic worms that can hit production hard. Wet weather increases the likelihood of survival of worm eggs in the environment and can cause a serious burden on poultry health, even on ...
Washington State reports new case of IBDV in poultry
The viral poultry disease, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV), which is not known to infect humans or other animals has now been confirmed in a flock of birds in Washington state, US. The viral infection can result in high death losses in flocks, affecting young birds significantly. The disease ...
Online tool to benchmark feather loss in laying hens
A collaborative project in the UK has produced a new online tool to help monitor and benchmark feather loss in laying hens. AssureWel, a five-year collaborative project led by the RSPCA, Soil Association and the University of Bristol, created the tool so that non-caged laying hen producers can comp...