On-farm control of campylobacter

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

The Salmonella initiative

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

Managing coccidiosis in birds raised without antibiotics

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

Testing day-old poults

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

Enhancing biosecurity using flow analysis and Danish entry concepts

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

Monitoring of IBV circulation and prevalence

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

The role of feed additives in the protozoal diseases in poultry

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Coccidiosis and histomoniasis are economically significant diseases in chickens and turkeys. Management, vaccination and medication are key tools in the control of these diseases...

Update on Infectious Bronchitis in the United States

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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...

Microbiota studies in poultry

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

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

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

Future of Blackhead Disease in poultry

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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 Omics revolution – Implications for animal production

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What does Omics mean? Omics is a term that refers to the recently developed high throughput technologies that include genomics, functional genomics (transcriptomics), proteomics, and...

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

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

Isoquinoline alkaloids lower the prevalence of salmonella Heidelberg in broiler chickens

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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

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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...

Bacterin usage

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

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