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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

John Glisson

John Glisson is director of research programs for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

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POULTRY'S PERCH

Avian influenza: How do we get rid of it?

Strict and thorough biosecurity is the most fundamental feature of successful eradication of avian influenza and is the key to controlling and eradicating this virus.
  Strict and thorough biosecurity is the most fundamentalfeature of successful avian influenza eradication and key to controlling anderadicating this virus.  
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Poultry’s Perch

What the Veterinary Feed Directive means for the poultry industry

Learn more about the practical implications of the VFD for the poultry industry.
The debate of antibiotic use in animal agriculture revolves around the concept that antibiotic usage in food animals may induce antibiotic resistance in bacteria that may be transmitted from food animals to humans via the consumption of contaminated food products of animal origin. This has been a subject of scientific and public policy debate for years. Public health advocacy groups, consumer groups, and even members of Congress have actively joined the public discussion.
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POULTRY’S PERCH

Declines in poultry research funding lead to lab closures, fewer researchers

The funding and physical and human infrastructure needed to perform needed poultry research is now only a fraction of its former size.
The global poultry industry has advanced from a very simple and fragmented industry in the 1950s to a highly sophisticated, technologically advanced, highly efficient production system in the 21st century. In the course of its advancement, the poultry industry has created countless jobs, enhanced local and national economies, and provided a high quality, safe meat protein source at a nominal cost for a rapidly expanding global human population.
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