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Poultry Health & Disease

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USDA reports 2 new cases of virulent Newcastle disease

During the week of May 10-16, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed 2 additional premises as positive for virulent Newcastle disease in Riverside County, California. APHIS also completed sequencing on 6 additional samples that had been collected previously, so those will also be added to the list of positive premises.
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Global avian flu situation eases

OIE getting fewer reports of confirmed avian influenza cases
Based on official reports received by the global animal health agency, the incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry appears to be in decline, although new outbreaks have been confirmed in Nepal and Taiwan.
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What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF

The domestic industry stands to benefit as the disease ravages China’s swine herd. Will African swine fever force China to allow U.S. poultry imports once again?
The African swine fever outbreak devastating China’s swine herd and spreading around Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe will greatly change the global protein economy. The U.S. poultry industry looks to benefit from this bad situation, but it is unclear how long the gain will last.
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How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress

Reducing stress and increasing comfort isn’t always easy for the grower, but it pays off in terms of greater performance and lower mortality.
The key aspect of protecting birds from the heat is maximizing their hours of comfort while minimizing their hours of stress. This requires close attention to detail for the grower. Often, these actions and management techniques are not the easiest.
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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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