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on February 4, 2015

Industry experts discuss poultry health during IPPE 2015

Poultry Health Today conducted interviews with industry experts at the Zoetis booth during IPPE 2015.

Poultry Health Today produced a series of videos at IPPE 2015 talking to a wide range of industry experts on issues and solutions impacting poultry health.

 

Media consultant: Let veterinarians tell the story about antibiotics in poultry

Frank Singleton, a PR consultant specializing in food topics, says the poultry industry needs to do a better job of telling its story.

 

Sustainability: 'It’s about continuous improvement’

Marty Matlock and Gregory Thoma of the University of Arkansas define sustainability as continuous improvement and discuss both the track record and the challenges of today’s poultry producers.

 

Coccidiosis expert: Timing and combination of cocci control methods critical

Greg Mathis, PhD, of Southern Poultry Research, Athens, Georgia, talks about the continued challenges of managing coccidiosis and offers suggestions for improving management programs

 

Trade-offs needed in gangrenous dermatitis

Don Ritter, DVM, of Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, Delaware, discusses his experiences managing gangrenous dermatitis in broilers, the disease’s relationship with coccidiosis and what producers can do to keep the condition in check.

 

Sanderson Farms vet shares views on sustainability, ABF and new antimicrobial guidelines

David French, DVM, of Sanderson Farms says antibiotic-free poultry production is creating ethical conflicts for veterinarians while raising questions about sustainability, animal welfare and the industry’s ability to feed a growing population.

 

Attracting new blood to poultry health

J. H. "Jim" Denton, professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas, talks about the declining number of veterinarians and other poultry health professions entering the industry and, more important, what his group is doing to reverse the trend.

 

Necrotic enteritis: In search of the silver bullet

Steve Davis, DVM, of Colorado Quality Research says there is not silver bullet for managing necrotic enteritis in broilers and shares his observations from recent studies.

 

Are you ready? VFDs are coming to the US poultry industry

Veterinary Feed Directives, or VFDs, are coming to the US poultry industry by the end of 2016. Steven Clark, DVM, a technical services veterinarian at Zoetis, talks about the new requirements and the types of medications that will be affected.

 

Economic benefits of early chick placement

Taylor Barbosa, DVM, of Zoetis looks at research showing the benefits getting chicks on the floor as soon as possible.

 

Research yielding new perspectives on AST

Adding molecular biology (PCR) to anticoccidial sensitivity testing (AST), offers a more in-depth look at Eimeria species contributing to coccidiosis in poultry houses, explains Lorraine Fuller and Emily Kimminau.

 

Regulatory expert urges poultry producers to document, document, document

Henry Turlington, Ph.D., director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs at the American Feed Industry Association, talks about the impact of coming regulations on feed and poultry manufacturers during IPPE 2015. 

 

Measuring well-being in poultry

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxon, professor and director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at the University of Arkansas, explains how animal well-being is measured in the poultry industry and the impact of the growing demand for antibiotic-free poultry.

 

Infectious bronchitis: A moving target

Mark Jackwood, Ph.D., department head of the Poultry Diagnostics and Research Center at the University of Georgia, explains how difficult it is to protect the poultry against infectious bronchitis.

 

Infectious bronchitis is constantly evolving

Tim Cummings, DVM, MS, ACPV, technical services veterinarian at Zoetis, talks about how the broiler industry is fighting the Georgia 08 infectious bronchitis.

 

Poultry research showcased at SCAD: students shine

Mark Jackwood, Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, talks about the recent Southern Conference of Avian Diseases and its significance to the poultry industry.

  

How to prevent coccidiosis in poultry flocks

 Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, poultry veterinarian with Pecking Around Consulting, talks about coccidiosis control.

 

Content sponsored Poultry Health Today and Zoetis.

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