The latest information, protocols and research on farm biosecurity to keep contagious diseases and pests from entering livestock farms and spreading to neighboring producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International, Egg Industry and Pig International magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies.
At a recent regional United Egg Producers (UEP) briefing in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. egg farmers discussed the current challenges being faced by the egg industry in the Netherlands related to the use of the pesticide Fipronil.
While the animal health authorities in the Philippines believe that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry has been brought under control, there have been high-level discussions with the poultry industry in South Africa on how to tackle the worsening disease situation there.
In a rare week in which no country has officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, the authorities in the Philippines and in Italy have been taking action to prevent further outbreaks.
Highly contagious and potentially devastating to the swine industry, African swine fever has spread in recent weeks to the Czech Republic and now Romania, prompting warnings to European pig producers to raise biosecurity and to be alert to early signs of the disease.
Hendrix Genetics Turkeys is excited to report the progress of its new grandparent turkey facility in Sennevieres, France. This new farm features increased capacity and the newest innovations in biosecurity.
The 2017 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic in Nashville, Tenn., drew a large crowd. Attendees heard from experts on a variety of topics including hatchery basics and feathering, energy efficiency, biosecurity and more.
Flock of fattening turkeys and backyard ducks are affected
July 24, 2017
After a brief absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Italian poultry sector, while veterinary authorities in Taiwan and the Democratic Republic of Congo have reported new outbreaks.