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Layer Diseases & Health

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4 tips for poultry farm biosecurity

Achieving good biosecurity on broiler and layer farms may sound daunting but following four simple tips can help to not only fend off major diseases, but help to protect overall flock health and performance.
Biosecurity is key to protecting broiler and layer health. Following these four simple steps can protect flocks from threats throughout the production cycle.
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CP Foods’ compartment model protects from avian flu

CP Foods was the first Thai company that applied OIE compartmentalization principles as part of a key measure to shield the country against avian influenza
Charoen Pokphand Foods’ (CP Foods) compartment model has successfully restrained avian influenza (AI), and as a result, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will raise Thailand and CP Foods as a model to encourage control of avian influenza in the region.
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Will cage-free production always please animal activists?

With potential health issues still to come and the premium cost of cage-free eggs, I'm afraid activist and consumers will have more questions ahead
While attending the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee on September 17, industry researchers discussed potential issues to cage-free layer housing that U.S. egg producers may not have faced yet.
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4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered

Industry researchers use the USPOULTRY Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity seminar to discuss cage-free laying house issues that may not have been previously discussed by producers
The future of cage-free egg production has been a regular topic of discussion among the egg industry for some time now. Challenges like cost, health, pest control and conversion of housing are just a few of the many concerns.
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Hy-Line donation funds future research

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, along with its sister company, Hy-Line North America, the largest commercial layer chick distributor in the U.S., recently made a sizable donation for future research in poultry genetics, breeding, nutrition, air quality and environment control at the new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm at Iowa State University.
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IBDv suspected at New Zealand egg farm

One other nearby property has a suspect case of virus that has been absent from New Zealand since the 1990s
Biosecurity New Zealand is responding to a possible detection of a poultry virus, Infectious Bursal Disease virus (IBDV) type 1 in a layer egg farm in Otago and one other nearby property.
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Mexico and its avian flu reports to the OIE

Reports in backyard birds do not mean that Mexico is not acting, or that the whole country is contaminated.
So many reports could lead to questioning whether avian flu is resurfacing in Mexico. Nevertheless, it does not seem to be the case. A Mexican poultry association explains why.
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