Necrotic enteritis and age of litter: What’s the connection in broilers?

Steve Davis, DVM

Broilers raised on used litter develop better immunity to necrotic enteritis (NE) than birds raised on new litter when challenged early with Clostridium perfringens, Steve Davis, DVM, president of Colorado Quality Research, told Poultry Health Today.

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Team effort by human, animal sectors needed to ensure responsible antibiotic use worldwide

Randy Singer, DVM, PhD

While the poultry and livestock sectors have drawn the ire of consumer and medical groups for the growth of antimicrobial resistance, it is wrong to “partition blame,” Randy Singer, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, told Poultry Health Today.

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Vaccination of broilers ‘quick and easy’ way to get Salmonella under control

Chuck Hofacre

Vaccination of broilers against Salmonella may be the best and most expedient option for producers struggling to meet USDA performance standards at the processing plant, said Chuck Hofacre, DVM, PhD, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group Inc., Athens, Georgia.

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How mutations, antigenic drift affect IBD management

Daral Jackwood, PhD

Farms affected by variant infectious bursal disease (IBD) viruses may find that currently available IBD vaccines aren’t always effective, said Daral Jackwood, PhD, professor in food animal research at Ohio State University.

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Why infectious bronchitis is so resilient — and what broiler companies can do about it

John Smith, DVM

Control of infectious bronchitis (IB) requires good biosecurity, good management and rigorous administration of a vaccine that matches the circulating virus as closely as possible, John Smith, DVM, MAM, Alectryon LLC, formerly with Fieldale Farms, told Poultry Health Today.

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