Get to know the lesser-known risk factors of necrotic enteritis in broilers
While the poultry industry deserves high marks for meeting the market’s shifting demand, the increased demand for poultry from antibiotic-free production systems has been accompanied by a rise in the incidence of necrotic enteritis (NE) — not just in the US but in Europe, too, where so-called growth-promoting antibiotics were banned by legislative fiat.
Broiler-house management is key to preventing winter respiratory disease
Respiratory disease in broilers can occur any time of year, but it’s especially problematic in winter months, when air and environmental conditions may become compromised as producers try to keep costs under control.
Vaccinating broilers against Salmonella can help reduce pathogen’s prevalence at processing
Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella can help poultry producers reduce the pathogen’s prevalence at processing and may also benefit bird performance, Kalen Cookson, DVM, director of clinical research, Zoetis, told Poultry Health Today.
Special report: Poultry veterinarians teaming up to reduce condemnations, optimize food safety
Minimizing carcass condemnations and reducing the load of foodborne pathogens moving from broiler farms into processing might seem like separate production objectives — and they are.