How Marek’s disease may directly affect the chicken immune system

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Marek’s disease virus (MDV) causes disease in chickens and is estimated to cost the global poultry industry up to US $2 billion each year. In...

Obtaining the most benefit from an anticoccidial sensitivity test

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The poultry industry has been using the same anticoccidial drugs for the prevention of coccidiosis for several decades. The last approval of a new...

Salmonella Reading in commercial turkeys. Why now and how?

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Salmonella sp. is one of the most common bacteria associated with foodborne illness in humans. Each year in the United States, foodborne salmonellosis causes...

Optimizing immunization through proper vaccination in turkeys

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When we talk about optimizing immunization through proper vaccination in commercial turkeys, we are really talking about optimizing drinking water vaccination when we think...

Pulsed ultraviolet light processing of eggs

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In recent years, pulsed ultraviolet light has been shown to reduce microbial pathogens on the surface of shell eggs, crucial for maintaining good chick...

Gut health in poultry production: why, what and how

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Gut health has become a dominant topic in the global poultry industry. But why did the topic emerge to become so important to the...

Profiling Salmonella serotypes through broiler processing

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in which researchers profiled Salmonella serotypes through broiler processing. The...

Cochlosoma anatis in turkeys

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A funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. evaluated the pathogenicity of Cochlosoma anatis. The research was made possible in...

Enumeration of Ascaridia Galli eggs in chicken excreta

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Excreta counting techniques in eggs can provide valuable information for assessing flock infection levels, selecting nematode resistant chicken breeds and for determining anthelmintic efficacy.  Although...

Pirbright’s new Avian Influenza vaccine

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An improved poultry influenza vaccine has been developed by researchers from The Pirbright Institute. The potential vaccine triggers a rapid immune response which protects...

Protozoal management in turkeys

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The two turkey protozoa that cause significant animal welfare and economic distress include various Eimeria species of coccidia and Histomonas meleagridis. For coccidia, oral...

Increased cecal butyrate concentrations protect against Salmonella Enteritidis

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Butyrate is a molecule that is extensively studied as a feed additive to improve gut health and animal performance. It also has been described...

A review of novel biological alternatives to antibiotic therapies in poultry

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As poultry producers in Australia continue to limit antibiotic use, increasing numbers of alternative therapies and chemical biosecurity products are being used to overcome...

Key global health issues in cage-free and organic laying hens

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In USA and Europe there has been a growth in cage-free, free range, and organic production over the last 10 years. The percentage of all...

Coccidiosis control in broiler breeders with the use of vaccines by Aviagen®

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Coccidiosis is a disease of the intestinal lining, produced by the invasion of the mucosal cells by a very prolific protozoan parasite of the...

Infectious Coryza in vaccinated layers: are vaccines failing to protect?

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During 2017 and 2018 Infectious Coryza was detected in several commercial vaccinated egg layer flocks in California. The Avibacterium paragallinarum strains isolated from infected...

How to guard your hatchery against biosecurity threats

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Biosecurity, by simple definition, is a set of procedures undertaken to limit the spread of infectious pathogens to a susceptible population. It is, however,...

In-ovo corticosterone alters body composition in 35 day old chi-cken meat birds

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Increasing evidence suggests early-life exposure to maternal stress can permanently alter thedevelopment of an embryo. Such findings have significant application to the chicken meat...

Pathogenesis of egg infections by salmonella – Second Part

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Early protection has been demonstrated after primary live vaccine administration early post-hatch but this effect is serotype-specific, while cross-protection between some serotypes has been...

Interrupting cholesterol pathway reduces Marek’s disease spread

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In a new discovery, scientists from The Pirbright Institute confirm that cholesterol production and transport play a crucial role in how Marek’s disease virus...

Turkey arthritis reovirus. Diagnostic strategies

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Avian reoviruses (ARVs). They are non-enveloped viruses of 70-80 nm size having an icosahedral symmetry. The viral genome has 10 segments of double stranded...

Mycoplasma Synoviae, a technical update

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Mycoplasma are the smallest free-living organisms both in size and number of genes, and unlike many other bacteria, they do not have a cell...

Adaptability of bird flu poses threat to poultry

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New insights from a study of the 2016/17 bird flu outbreak show how highly pathogenic bird flu viruses – which are likely to cause...

Researchers characterize selected variant Avian Reovirus strains

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of California, Davis, in which researchers looked to...

Avian reovirus, molecular characterization

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Avian reovirus (ARV) is the main cause of viral arthritis and tenosynovitis in chickens and turkeys, triggering economic losses in the poultry industry due...

Role of dietary calcium in Necrotic Enteritis development and pathogenesis

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in which the...

Pathogenesis of egg infections by Salmonella – First Part

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Salmonella is an invasive bacterial genus and colonizes the gut of chickens, and systemically spreads to internal organs, including the reproductive tract, potentially leading...

The effects of diet and epigenetic alterations on the gut microbiome, inflammation and poultry...

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The gut microbiota is a fundamental force influencing diverse aspects of avian physiology. Microbiome studies are at a critical juncture and facing a challenging...

Infectious bronchitis virus shuts down cell stress signals

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A new study from scientists at The Pirbright Institute and collaborators at the University of Surrey provides evidence that infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) can regulate the...

Towards practical methods for assessing ILTV vaccine take

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In response to ILTV outbreaks, live vaccines are typically administered at 7-14 days of age in drinking water via nipple drinkers which may not...

Researchers examine the role of APEC in turkey cellulitis

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

Infectious bursal disease viruses may swap genetic material during infection

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Live cell imaging has been used by researchers at The Pirbright Institute to reveal new information about how different strains of infectious bursal disease virus...

Chicken study probes resistance to food bug

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Receiving gut microbes from resistant chickens does not lessen chickens’ susceptibility to bacterium that causes food poisoning. Susceptible chickens became even more susceptible to Campylobacter,...

Research examines novel next generation sequencing techniques

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

Influenza antibodies made by Pirbright reduce disease in chickens

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Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have engineered synthetic antibody molecules that can be administered to poultry to reduce the symptoms of Influenza, as well as...

Prevention and control of biofilm in water line systems as part of biosecurity protocols

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This paper does not address the situations in which the microbiological quality of the water has been compromised from the beginning; rather, this paper addresses how drinking...

Footpad dermatitis in market turkey hens. Bird density and bedding material relationships

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Lameness and poor footpad condition can be major issues for meat-type poultry resulting in their decreased well-being and decreased productivity. A large body of research exists for...

Get the most from your diagnostic laboratory.

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A field perspective. You notice the mortality is up this morning in one of your brooder houses. Your first thought might be “better take some birds to...

Salmonella prevention strategies and influences of sampling method selection

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Multiple factors can influence both Salmonella prevalence and diversity of Salmonella serogroups detected from both pre and post-harvest samples. Sampling methodologies vary widely when...

Pirbright’s livestock coronavirus research

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The Pirbright Institute is aware that misinformation regarding the Institute and its research is circulating on social media following an outbreak of a new...

Pulmonary Nocardiosis in turkey poults

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Nocardiosis is an opportunistic, noncontagious, pyogranulomatous or suppurative disease of domestic animals, wildlife and people. In domestic animals, it causes mastitis, pneumonia (granulomatous lesions...

How do coccidiosis challenges influence lipid digestibility and energy utilisation?

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Coccidiosis continues to be one of the most pervasive and economically detrimental diseases in commercial poultry production. Controlling this enteric disease is an even...

The importance of gut microbiota in chickens

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Recent expansion in knowledge about the influence of microbiota on health and disease started a major research revolution in the area. Intestinal systems of...

Sample management and handling for diagnostic testing

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Diagnostic testing is an important and widely used tool in commercial poultry husbandry. A key to best use of diagnostic testing, is to begin...

Protecting poultry from Avian Influenza

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The Avian Influenza season is upon us, but how much do you know about Avian Influenza? Do you know how to protect the birds...

Host and microbial biomarkers for intestinal health and disease in broilers

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New tools can be used to determine the gut health status of animals and to predict animal performance or to make a decision whether...

Chlamydia spp. detected in poultry in Piedmont, Italy

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Chlamydia spp. are agents of re-emerging infections in poultry worldwide and deserve attention from a public health perspective due to the well-known zoonotic nature...

A diagnostic laboratory perspective for pathogen detection

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Detection of infectious diseases can generally be broken down into laboratory detection of the pathogen or detection of the immune response to the pathogen....

Research provides Insight on colonization of broilers by Salmonella

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers were able...

First-Ever Report of antimicrobial ase across U.S. broiler chickens and turkeys

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Dramatic antimicrobial usage changes and improved antimicrobial stewardship. The new report shows dramatic reductions of turkey and broiler chicken antimicrobial use over a five-year timeframe....

A multidisciplinary research approach on Avian Influenza in Italy

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The Avian Influenza epidemic of 2016-2017 had been the largest in Europe in more than 10 years. The circulating virus was a Highly Pathogenic...

Antimicrobial drug resistance in poultry. What do we know about risk factors?

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There is an increasing amount of published surveillance and diagnostic submissions data, providing information on prevalence and trends of antimicrobial drug use and antimicrobial...

How Necrotic Enteritis affects animal’ welfare and performance

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

Field vaccination against ILT in broiler chickens: lack of consistency

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When vaccination against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is necessary in broiler flocks, mass administration techniques are required due to the sheer numbers of birds involved....

Clostridial Dermatitis

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Clostridial Dermatitis is a disease of economic concern in turkeys. Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium septicum have been isolated consistently from dermatitis lesions in turkeys....

Improving birds’ health by refining their intestinal microbiota health and stability

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Intestinal systems of living organisms are inhabited by a dense community of microorganisms  dominated by bacteria but also containing archea, fungi, protozoa and viruses....

Wooden Breast Disease

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The emergence of Wooden Breast Disease in commercial broiler chickens has been associated with significant economic loss in the poultry industry resulting from severe...

Boosting the cell-mediated immunity in chickens post-hatch via pre-hatch delivery of nucleic acids

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Respiratory virus infections such as Avian Influenza, infectious laryngotracheitis and infectious bronchitis lead to high morbidity and mortality in chickens globally. Given the limitations...

Research provides new understanding of ILT vaccines

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

Turkey reoviral arthritis update

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Avian reoviruses (ARVs) belong to the genus orthoreovirus in the family Reoviridae. They are nonenveloped, double-stranded RNA viruses that are ubiquitous in domestic poultry...

Linear Epitope Mapping of B-cell responses following immunization with Avian Reovirus S1133

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Avian reovirus is a causative agents of tenosynovitis and viral arthritis. Commercially available reovirus vaccines do not protect against challenge with emerging variants associated...

Development of Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for Mycoplasma gallisepticum

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Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is the most pathogenic avian mycoplasma species. It affects commercial, non-commercial poultry and wild birds. Current MG sequence typing methods rely...

Comparing two ELISA kits

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Here a comparison of two ELISA kits as been made to assess their efficicacy. Recombinant turkey herpesvirus vaccines (rHVT) are being widely used for...

Gut health

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Gut health and the efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption is vital for both commercial and turkey breeder...

Holistic view of intestinal health in poultry

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Intestinal health is necessary to maintain efficient and sustainable gastrointestinal tract (GIT) physiology. The GIT has digestive, absorptive, metabolic, immunological and endocrinological functions. This means...

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines produced in eggs have unpredictable mutations

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Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have shown that infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines produced in eggs have unpredictable mutations which may be prone to...

Transcriptomic modifications caused by subclinical necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens

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Phasing out of in-feed antibiotics in the poultry industry has caused necrotic enteritis (NE) to become a primary concern in commercial poultry production in...

Quality Control Audits of killed vaccination

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Vaccination programs for breeders and egg layers include procedures with inactivated vaccines. Killed (inactivated) vaccines are used to prevent disease in the vaccinated bird...

World Veterinary Day – celebrating the value of vaccination

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The theme of this year’s World Veterinary Day – celebrated April, 27th – was Value of Vaccination. To celebrate it, some of the vaccinology...

Heat stress causes inhibition of Eimeria replication in broilers

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Eimeria infection is one of the most important diseases affecting poultry production, and is characterized by bloody or watery diarrhea, weight loss, poor feed...

Future of coccidiosis management in turkeys

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Coccidiosis is a disease that is caused by protozoan parasites that develop within the intestine of most domestic and wild animals and birds. Coccidia...

Advantages and disadvantages of Coccidiosis control programs in poultry

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Coccidiosis is a protozoan economic disease of poultry, in which around 80% of losses are due to mortality, reduced weight gain, inefficient feed conversion,...

Gut health in layers

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To some extent gut health has not been a focus of commercial pullet and layer flocks unless the problem contributed to a significant mortality...

Backyard poultry flocks Salmonella spp. seroprevalence

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As backyard poultry grows as a hobby in the United States there is an increased worry that poultry will become infected with Salmonella spp....

Holistic view of intestinal health in poultry

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The intestinal health of poultry has broad implications for the systemic health of birds, animal welfare, the production efficiency of flocks, food safety, and...

Investigating diseases affecting poultry production

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Severe diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza and velogenic Newcastle disease are still a concern for poultry producers and government agencies alike. Companies...

Understanding resistance to different Infectious Bronchitis virus genotypes

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In previous experiments, we have challenged major histocompatibility complex (MHC) congenic chicken lines available at UC Davis with an infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) M41...

How a single Avian Influenza protein can increase period of infection

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New research led by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has shown how an Avian Infuenza a virus protein, called PB1-F2, is able to shut...

Blackhead disease: development of molecular tests and an in vitro assay to identify reservoirs...

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This research project developed diagnostic assays needed for advancing the understanding of blackhead disease. The article shows clearly how the disease most likely spreads...

Engineering vaccines for multiple strains of IBV

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In new work funded by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) researchers at The Pirbright Institute and The Roslin Institute have published...

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