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Iowa State opens new poultry teaching and research farm

The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm cost nearly $7 million and was made possible solely through private funding.
The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm includes dedicated spaces for teaching and research and a welcome area where visitors can see firsthand examples of Iowa egg production systems and learn about Iowa egg production.
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Avian flu reported in Taiwanese, central European poultry

Five outbreaks reported in Taiwan during past week
While Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week, outbreaks of the disease have been reported in India, Ireland, and Poland. Two children have been confirmed with flu infections of avian origin.
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Three avian flu virus types in Taiwan's poultry

New outbreak also reported in Bulgaria
Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week. Local media and other sources are also reporting further cases in Poland and Vietnam. The disease situation in Hungary and Ukraine appears to have been resolved.
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7 factors improving broiler vaccine effectiveness

Following key principles when deciding which vaccines to use in broiler vaccination programs can help to ensure flock protection and minimize costs.
Learn why some vaccines work better in broilers than others and what can be done to improve performance.
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Farm biosecurity bill introduced in Canada

If approved, it would be a violation of the Health of Animals Act to enter a farm without legal permission due to potential animal health risks
A bill under consideration in Canada would make entering properties where farm animals are kept without lawful authority or excuse to enter an offense under the country’s Health of Animals Act.
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New CRISPR method produces ALV resistant chickens

Cockerels implanted with modified germ cells produce chicks resistant to ALV
A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.
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Could avian flu hit European poultry exports?

The virus has been detected for the first time in three European countries
As highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is confirmed in two more European states, there are fears that the further spread of the disease could impact exports of poultry products. The virus has been detected for the first time in three more European countries, and there are further cases in Taiwan and South Africa.
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Zoetis expands poultry portfolio with Newcastle, Marek’s vaccine

Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND provides foundation for comprehensive respiratory protection
Zoetis has further expanded its poultry vaccine portfolio with the introduction of Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND, a vectored recombinant vaccine that protects broiler chickens against Newcastle and Marek’s disease viruses.
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