In Australia more government vets are needed

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recognises Australia as a world leader in animal health and biosecurity. Australia continues to provide a competent and professional veterinary service that also takes a leadership role in the area of biosecurity. However, in Australia more government vets are needed, according to the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).

Towards control of Avian Coronaviruses

The European COST Action FA1207 “Towards control of Avian Coronaviruses: strategies for diagnosis, surveillance and vaccination” has brought together 176 experts from 25 countries...

Authorisation of feed flavouring additives

The conditions of use of these re-authorisations are significantly different from their previous authorised use as per Directive 70/524/EEC. Whereas the previous authorisation did...

1st VIETSTOCK Seminar Roadshow for Poultry Production

The First VIETSTOCK Seminar Roadshow for Poultry Production was recently held in My Tho city, Tien Giang Province

USPOULTRY’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic held in Nashville, Tenn.

Attendees at the 2016 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic learned about the tactical campaign, “All In or All Gone, Protect Your Farm, Protect Your Livelihood” which...

External factors affecting the poultry industry

During her presentation at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum held during the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Thompson-Weeman discussed the many...

IPPE sets three new records for 2017

The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had a great year with 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the...

EU Commission launches publication of protein balance sheet

The European Commission published for the first time a comprehensive EU protein balance sheet. The EU protein balance sheet 2015/2016 is an overview of...

H7N7 HPAI in commercial chicken layers in Italy

In Italy an outbreak of H7N7 HPAI in commercial chicken layers was reported in the Ferrara region. Restriction zones have been put in place in line with EU rules.

Field Testing of a new poultry vaccine for use against Infectious Bursal Disease, Marek’s...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment to authorize the shipment and field testing...

MPF Convention sees successful run in Saint Paul

Show Moves to Minneapolis in 2018. The Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention ended its very successful 20-year run in Saint Paul with three sold-out exhibit...

MTGA announces 2017 Allied Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The late Dr. Marshall Kim Brinton was honored at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) annual Summer Conference, which was held in Breezy Point,...

New classification of zinc additive in the EU: Zinc chelate of protein hydrolysates

The new EU regulation has approved the use of zinc feed additives for a period of 10 years and contains a number of changes compared to the previous authorisation in relation to placing zinc additives on the EU market.

The usage of antibiotics in animal production

In a seminar organized by Trouw Nutrition, Prof. Leo den Hartog explained that too many antibiotics are used in animal production, becoming a global issue in the agenda of nearly all countries around the globe.

Whole genome sequencing and its implication on food safety

“We are transitioning from pulse field gel electrophoresis to whole genome sequencing, which is faster and has a reduced cost and increased discriminatory power,”...

GM technology unlocks potential for new generation of poultry vaccines

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine for Marek’s disease, which could pave the...

Human resource trends in the poultry industry

“What is an employment brand? It is the market perception of what it is like to work for an organization. It’s the image that...

USPOULTRY urges poultry producers to perform biosecurity self-assessments

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial chicken breeder...

University of Saskatchewan receives funding for poultry lighting research

A Canadian restaurant chain has announced it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project examining poultry lighting enhancements and...

The European Council adopts new animal breeding rules

The European Council adopts new animal breeding rules regulating on various aspects, amongst others: the recognition of breeding organisations and private undertakings, the entering of animals in specific breeding books and registers, performance testing and genetic evaluation, and the content of zootechnical certificates.

Vigilance still needed for salmonella control

A warning to the international poultry industry against complacency in the face of changing salmonella organisms has been issued by a salmonella specialist.

Researcher makes progress toward Necrotic Enteritis Vaccine

Testing a Non-virulent NetB Positive Strain of C. perfringens as a Live Vaccine against Necrotic Enteritis in Chickens in order to evaluate the use of a novel live vaccine to prevent necrotic enteritis (NE) in broilers.

Practical Guidelines for on-farm euthanasia of poultry manual available

A Manual on how too correctly identify and carry out methods for on-farm euthanasia of Poultry.

Researchers reveal mystery behind important poultry vaccine

A recently completed research project investigated the complex makeup of a very commonly used poultry vaccine, the Arkansas infectious bronchitis vaccine. Researchers revealed the mystery behind it.

A new cooperation for feed ingredients

Regulatory authorities and feed and feed ingredient associations from Canada, the European Union and the United States met in Brussels to launch the International...

EuroTier 2016 Innovation Award

A EuroTier innovation Silver Award is conferred on an innovation that has been enhanced to such an extent that a substantial improvement in its function and process can be expected from it. During the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, EuroTier 2016, 21 innovations received a silver medal. Among them, ATLAS (Advanced Bird Transport Solution from Grower to Processor) by Marel Poultry.

Exploring latest innovations in poultry

The final day of the International Poultry and Processing Expo highlighted the need for innovation to meet consumer demand in the changing poultry industry.

ARS’s One Health Antibiotic Awareness

USA ARS's interdisciplinary approach strengthens the network of "One Health" efforts to develop and implement antimicrobial-resistance solutions for healthy people, healthy animals and a healthy environment.

EU Parliament confirms exclusion of marketed feed from waste legislation

On 14 March 2017 the European Parliament voted through the report by Simona Bonafè on the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive, as part...

Highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza outbreak at a turkey farm in Hungary

Hungary has reported a highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza outbreak at a turkey farm in Totkomlos, Hungary on November 4, 2016. The animal health...

Using gene-editing techniques could help boost breeding of endangered birds

Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds A team led by...

Potential new vaccine for Newcastle Disease and ILT

Researcher develops potential new vaccine for both Newcastle Disease and ILT

Newly funded network for livestock vaccines

Researchers from The Roslin Institute and Pirbright Institute lead a newly funded network to develop livestock vaccines. The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) has been...

Bayer acquires Monsanto

Germany-based health and agricultural giant Bayer reached a deal to acquire seed and pesticide company Monsanto for $66 billion. Bayer CEO Werner Baumann said in a conference...

In Belarus poultry farms ready to obtain European product certificates

Meat products of Belarusian poultry farms soon certified for export to the European Union.

Research Will Lead to Improved Vaccines for Reovirus

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in which researchers...

NPIP biosecurity principles template to support poultry producers

As part of a technical reference guide series, the template, along with NPIP audit documents, serves as a tool to start or modify any...

2016 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic

The 2016 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will be held July 12-13, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., USA. Quality and performance efficiencies will be discussed by hatchery and breeder flock managers.

EPA’s bioethanol requirements to raise food prices

The National Chicken Council criticised the new EPA’s bioethanol requirements for the amount of bioethanol to be included in transport fuels. According to Mike Brown, President of the National Chicken Council, if the EPA proposal stays put, consumers will see higher prices at the pump and on the plate.