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Poultry Health & Disease

Improving poultry housing conditions to reduce ammonia

Strategies for proper litter management and enhancing poultry housing conditions to reduce volatility of ammonia and ensure bird performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Strategies for proper litter management and enhancing poultry housing conditions to reduce volatility of ammonia and ensure bird performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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Israel reports return of avian flu to poultry sector

Avian influenza case in turkey flock is Israel's first case in two years
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Israel for the first time in more than two years, while a low-pathogenic form of the virus has been found in poultry in the Dominican Republic and the U.S.
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USDA confirms 5 new cases of virulent Newcastle disease

During the week of April 12-18, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, California. 
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New avian flu virus detected in Cambodia

Avian influenza cases also confirmed in Mexico, Nigeria and Taiwan
An H5N6 variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time in poultry in Cambodia, and new cases have been confirmed in Mexico, Nigeria, and Taiwan.
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Study: Poultry gut health better under fewer light hours

Texas A&M research shows the duration of exposure to light has an enormous effect on microbiota and circadian rhythms in poultry, starting from early in life
Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found that poultry producers can increase flock health and reduce dependence on antibiotics simply by turning out the lights.
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Amount of workers to fight vND in US doubles

Emergency funding from USDA provides additional resources, but more may be needed
The number of people working to help eradicate virulent Newcastle disease in California has doubled recently, largely because of $45 million in emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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