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Poultry Health & Disease

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing poultry flock health and preventing costly diseases, such as Newcastle, Salmonella and avian flu for chickens, turkeys, laying hens and broilers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.

ARTICLES

3 poultry health risks when antibiotics aren’t used

Elimination of antibiotics creates wet litter problems, which increase odds of three health problems in broilers, Elanco director of global scientific affairs and policy says
The production of broilers without the use of antibiotics is a rapidly growing trend, but cutting antibiotic use does have its drawbacks, said Matthew Salois, director of global scientific affairs and Policy for Elanco.
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France, China announce new measures to tackle avian flu

Additional biosecurity, vaccination protocols put in place
In order to prevent a recurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in France, additional biosecurity measures will be introduced in the coming weeks and, in China, the growing number of human cases of H7N9 influenza has prompted the government to announce a nationwide campaign of poultry vaccination.
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Avian flu returns to France, Togo

Virus had been absent from countries for several months
After an absence of several months, veterinary authorities in France and Togo report new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry flocks.
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OIE to establish a US-based liaison office

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases based in College Station, Texas, will host the office of the World Organisation for Animal Health
Following the Executive Order 13759 by which the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has been designated as a Public International Organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions and immunities, the OIE has announced it will establish a liaison office in the U.S. later this year.
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EVENTS

Industry Event

XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association

9/3/17 to 9/8/17
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
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