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and animal feed industries.

Poultry Around the World

Mark Clements' view of the world poultry industry with a British twist.

Poultry superbug claims rejected as scaremongering

Sensationalist reporting of antibiotic resistance does nothing to protect public health
The discovery of campylobacter resistant to fluoroquinolone and tetracycline antibiotics in poultry flocks in New Zealand has led to reports of a new resistant “superbug.” The claims, however, have been swiftly rejected by the local poultry industry.
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What’s that growing in the hatchery?

The taste, alleged or otherwise, that some in the poultry industry seem to have for cannabis, just won’t go away.
The taste, alleged or otherwise, that some in the poultry industry seem to have for cannabis, just won’t go away. UK poultry farmer Eddie Lovett, from Renfrewshire, had his farm raided by the police in October after, he believes, a police helicopter detected large amounts of heat coming from his buildings.
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Starving chicks make greedy birds

A tough chickhood can influence adult behavior
Where their next meal is coming from is rarely a concern for broilers or layers on most modern poultry farms. From day-old chick to the end of the production cycle, feed is rarely in short supply.
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Chicken Treat, chicken tweet!

Tweeting Australian chicken raising QSR outlets’ profile in the most modern of ways
Engaging with customers means speaking their language, and this is exactly what Australian chicken restaurant chain Chicken Treat has been doing the past couple of weeks -- and it’s been paying dividends.
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Does avian influenza pose a hidden new threat?

Strain circulating in US has potential to infect pigs undetected
An avian influenza strain that has been circulating in the U.S. has the potential to infect pigs, and the standard hemagglutination test used to detect flu in livestock and a vital tool in influenza surveillance, is ineffective for the H3N8 virus in the porcine host.
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Welcome to the hen hotel!

Special menus, vitamins and cuddles -- if needed
A new type of hen hotel has sprung up in the U.K.: Not those designed to cater to the bride-to-be and her entourage, but lodgings for our feathered friends.
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