A multidisciplinary research approach on Avian Influenza in Italy

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network

Veterinary researchers from around the world came together at this year’s joint UK & International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference on the 9-10 January 2019...

Mycotoxins in turkeys

Toxin production requires the presence of a mould, a suitable substrate and a suitable environment. If a mould is present, toxin production is influenced...

Research shows nutritional effects of Coccidiosis vaccination

A funded research project on Coccidiosis was completed at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, that shows the nutritional effects of coccidiosis vaccination. Project...

Frontiers in human and veterinary antibody discovery

The Pirbright Institute hosted the inaugural Comparative Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) meeting Frontiers in Human and Veterinary Antibody discovery on 26 and 27 November,...

Gut health and Coccidiosis

In poultry, gut health is fundamental and the gastrointestinal tract accounts for twenty percent of the energy expenditure of the whole body. This energy...

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) outbreaks in laying hens in Konya province

Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) epidemic cases characterized with respiratory symptoms, hemorrhagic tracheitis and laryngitis findings were identified in laying hen’s enterprises in Konya province.Ten Lohman-breed...

Vaccination of turkey breeders to control Salmonella

Salmonella continues to be a top food safety concern for the turkey industry, the USDA, and the consumer. Salmonella bacteria are the most frequently...

Nutritional strategies against pathogens in poultry

Salmonella Enteritidis and Campylobacter jejuni are the two major foodborne pathogens transmitted through poultry products. Since chickens are the reservoir hosts of these pathogens,...

Evaluation of factors that affect susceptibility and control of reovirus-induced viral arthritis in broiler...

The USPOULTRY Foundation announces the completion of a funded research project at AviServe LLC in Newark, Del. (USA), that has revealed a new tool for...

An alternative method to fight Avian Influenza Virus

A recent project was completed at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in which researchers developed a mobile system that can inactivate Avian...

Research reveals method to improve Escherichia coli vaccines

A funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. was completed, in which researchers revealed a method to improve Escherichia coli...

Compatibility of a new multi-strain probiotic with a live-attenuated Salmonella vaccine in chickens

A pilot study was undertaken to assess the compatibility of a new multistrain probiotic with a live-attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium (ST) vaccine. Experimental units were...

Non-antibiotic intestinal interventions

As the countdown towards implementation of the FDA’s Guidance for Industry 213 continues, interest in non-antibiotic intestinal interventions has increased. Earliest efforts in this...

Gut health, intestinal innate immunity and performance

Gut health is a very important determinant for health and performance in particular in production animals. The intestinal innate immune system is pivotal in...

Research shows how Infectious Laryngotracheitis can spread from vaccinated flocks

The research on how Infectious Laryngotracheitis can spread from vaccinated flocks was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Claxton Poultry...

Macroscopic lesion scoring correlates with gut morphology changes in a newly developed dysbacteriosis model

Conventional broilers often experience intestinal problems between 20 and 30 days of age, caused by a microbial imbalance in the gut, which is referred...

Trouw Nutrition presents research during the Poultry Science Association Meeting

Synergistic use of different feed additives may support producers’ antibiotic reduction programmes.Reducing antibiotic use in poultry production is an urgent objective shared by stakeholders...

Microbiological consequences of different housing systems for laying hens, with particular reference to Salmonella...

A significant proportion of human illnesses caused by Salmonella are linked to the consumption of contaminated eggs. In response, substantial government and private industry...

Analysis of anti-Ascaridia galli antibody levels in egg yolk to detect parasite infection in...

In recent years, in response to consumer concerns regarding welfare of birds, there has been a move from caged to free-range production systems. This...

Comparison of four injection sites for Se bacterin vaccine in commercial pullets

As commercial pullets farming transitions from rearing a bird on a single level in conventional-style housing to rearing a bird in a multi-level aviary,...

Use of multiple strains of infectious bronchitis vaccines to induce protection against new IB...

USPOULTRY (www.uspoultry.org.) and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., in which researchers found...

Antibiotic-resistance: the contribution of the viruses in GIT microbiome

The GIT, or rather the gastro intestinal tract, is the organ of the all organism mostly colonized by the microbial population: it hosts more...

The cost of mycoplasma infection in poultry

Sometimes some Mycoplasma infections cause disease in poultry and this has been extensively studied and worried about by veterinarians, poultry producers and veterinary authorities....

Effect of difference doses of Newcastle disease vaccine immunization on broilers

Influence on growth performance, plasma variables and immune response As a member of the Paramyxoviridae group, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is the key causative agent...

Collaborative regulatory approach can reduce antibiotic use in animal production

As global concern about the human health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance continues rises, governments continue to introduce legislation to curb antibiotic use in...

Major histocompatibility complex and genetic resistance to Infectious Bronchitis Virus

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is an endemic disease of chickens responsible for considerable economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. IBV replication leads to...

Pirbright research to boost vaccine production

Scientists at the Pirbright Institute have received money, which will enable research into boosting vaccine yields by up to ten fold. The funding was...

A new poultry research center at the University of Bristol

A state-of-the art poultry research centre offering specialist, industry-focused research into both laying hen and broiler health, welfare, behavior and productivity has recently been...

Biosecurity measures and new vaccines to combat the spread of bird flu

The recent H5N6 bird flu outbreak is confined to the south of England, partly due to the introduction of an Avian Influenza Protection Zone...

Researchers develop method for making new types of vaccines

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens,...

Infectious Bursal Disease antibody levels and viral load in commercial broiler chickens

Infectious bursal disease (IBD) disease is caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) of the genus Avibirna-viridae and family Birna-viridae. IBDV is found worldwide...

Alternatives to antibiotics in organic poultry

Organic poultry production is one of the fastest growing segments of organic agriculture with a 20% average annual increase since the establishment of the...

Use of injection syringes in the animal production industry

Animal health is an important factor to consider, as any disease outbreak can potentially have drastic economical consequences. For this reason, planning and preparing...

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off

Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the...

DNA region in chickens identified for disease resistance

One region in the DNA explains a large difference in possible disease resistance betweenchickens. This was discovered by researchers of Wageningen University & Research...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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