Increasing standardization in real-time PCR diagnostics

How to use it with a modular system and its benefit to laboratory throughput.The IDEXX RealPCR™ real-time PCR reagents aim to provide a new...

A new view of how class I molecules fight diseases

Classical class I molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play crucial roles in defence against viruses. The class I molecules bind pieces of protein...

Reducing antibiotic use without harming profitability is an actual possibility

Ten million people are at risk due to antibiotic resistance, ensures the “Antimicrobial Resistance Review” published by the United Kingdom government in 2014. Of...

Pathogenesis and control of viruses that adversely affect avian gut health

Virus-induced enteric infections occur in birds of all age groups causing severe damage to poultry farmers.

Managing coccidiosis in birds raised without antibiotics

For poultry producers to make a profit they must have healthy, uniform sized birds, make sure there are no real or assumed human health...

Potential wooden breast syndrome causes in broilers

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., in which researchers...

Characterizing litter mite communities. Applications of DNA barcoding for management strategies

The use of DNA barcoding can facilitate rapid biodiversity assessments of fastidious taxa - litter mite communities - by delineating species using molecular operational...

Salmonella Typhimurium infection in laying hens

Salmonella is a major zoonotic foodborne pathogen causing gastric illness worldwide. Egg or egg product related Salmonella poisoning is a major concern for the egg industry. Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is the most frequently reported serovar in egg related food poisoning outbreaks in Australia

The challenges and future of poultry diagnostics

A review of the past helps to frame the future of poultry diagnostics. In the United States, the Land-Grant universities provided a fertile environment...

Bacterin usage

A good vaccination program, along with proper flock management and biosecurity, plays a key role in the health and productivity of broiler breeders. The...

Ability to detect Salmonella vs. Salmonella-Free in poultry processing

Poultry are sampled often for Salmonella during growout on the farm and throughout the processing plant. While on farm sampling is not currently a...

Control of poultry red mite in organic layer farms

Dermanyssus gallinae is highly relevant with respect to both animal welfare and economics in laying hen housing. Here a study on monitoring and prevention of poultry red mite in organic layer farms is aimed at solving this poultry issue.

Enhancing biosecurity using flow analysis and Danish entry concepts

The term Danish entry is commonly used to describe entryways to livestock buildings that help people enter barns in a relatively bio secure way...

Variation in adsorption of layer salmonella isolates from different mannan oligosaccharide

Mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) have been used to reduce or eliminate pathogen loads in poultry species. Reactive mannan receptor sites on the MOS provide binding...

Future of Blackhead Disease in poultry

A turkey health survey of US veterinarians in turkey production ranked blackhead position #13 (#11 prior year) compared to #22 in 2006; the survey...

The Salmonella initiative

An enduring challenge and reputational issue for the egg industry is caused by the presence of Salmonella enterica serovars (particularly some Typhimurium serotypes), which...

Testing day-old poults

When poults are received at a farm from the hatchery they should be good quality poults; namely, free from physical defects, actively looking for...

Live monovalent vaccine aids in fight against Georgia strains of IBV

New live monovalent vaccine is available from Ceva Animal Health to aid in the fight against the Georgia (GA) strains of infectious bronchitis virus...

Microbiota studies in poultry

The microbial populations that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of birds play an important role in the establishment and maintenance of a healthy gut....

Maternal derived antibodies have a role on the impact of Original XPC

The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of maternally derived antibodies on the immune-modulatory capacity of XPC on antigen-specific humoral immune...

Dermanyssus gallinae, a wider concern for poultry production

Dermanyssus gallinae represents a major concern for the poultry farmers and all working in poultry houses.

Monitoring of IBV circulation and prevalence

Infectious bronchitis (IB) is one of the most common viral diseases in chicken production worldwide and IB virus (IBV) is considered the most contagious...

Managing CO2 and fresh air to optimise hatchability

Last year I was invited to a layer hatchery that was reporting slightly lower hatchability than its sister hatcheries, despite using eggs from the...

Research Rules Out Possible Kinky Back Prevention

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers...

Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of thermophylic Campylobacters in poultry

Campylobacter spp. is a leading cause of foodborne diarrhea. The most common source of infection is contaminated food, mainly poultry meat. The uncontrolled use of...

Novel Approach Improves Poultry Welfare by Reducing Stress on Chickens

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health within the United States and Canada) recently announced the launch of EXZOLT® (fluralaner), the first systemic...

Rapid in vitro antimicrobial screening assay against Campylobacter

Research was undertaken to adapt a multi-well antimicrobial assay as a fast and reliable method to screen large numbers of plant extract treatments against...

The relationship between sperm function and diet – Toms are what they eat

It is well known that cryopreserved semen could be used to regenerate commercial or research poultry lines; however, fertility rates from poultry semen frozen...

Isoquinoline alkaloids lower the prevalence of salmonella Heidelberg in broiler chickens

Worldwide, tens of millions human cases are reported every year for salmonellosis. This makes it one of the most common foodborne diseases, which can...

Integrated Microfluidic Device for rapid Avian Influenza virus capture

Rapid detection of avian influenza virus (AIV) is highly desirable during outbreaks or routine AIV surveillance. In this project, the preliminary results in developing a...

Avian Reovirus associated with Viral Arthritis/Tenosynovitis

Turkey viral arthritis/tenosynovitis resembled viral arthritis in chickens and also had kind of reovirus aetiology.

Active and passive Salmonella surveillance systems

Two surveillance systems have been established in France for the monitoring of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica isolated from the agro-food...

Salmonella, creating the most undesirable environment

Background Salmonella non-typhoidal is among the top foodborne bacteria that cause illness within the United States annually.With 1.4 million illness (11% of foodborne bacteria), 19,336...

Poultry expertise at IDEXX

In a rapidly evolving poultry production environment with fewer treatment options, disease prevention and identification are more important than ever. Reliable lab diagnostics play...

On-farm control of campylobacter

Campylobacteriosis, primarily caused by the consumption of contaminated chicken products, accounts for the majority of food poisoning cases in Europe and many other developed...

Update on Infectious Bronchitis in the United States

Infectious bronchitis infections continued to increase this year in the Ontario broiler, broiler breeder and layer sectors. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) can be spread by...

Investigation of nutritional diseases at the veterinary diagnostic lab

Here below the role the veterinary diagnostic laboratory can play in helping to confirm nutritional diseases in a flock has been described. Regardless issues...

Necrotic Enteritis, wet litter and odour. Their interrelationship

Necrotic enteritis (NE) affected flocks have poor enteric health and nutrient digestibility leading to decreased performance and increased excretion of nutrients. Evidence suggests that...

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