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Litter management strategies to enhance poultry housing

Improving litter management processes and enhancing poultry performance through ammonia and humidity control. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Improving litter management processes and enhancing poultry performance through ammonia and humidity control. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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Two European states declare avian flu resolved

Czech Republic and Denmark say the avian influenza situation is resolved, but new cases are emerging in Poland and France
Since the end of July, the Czech Republic and Denmark have recently declared the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) situation in their respective poultry sectors closed. 
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Colombia is winning the battle against Newcastle disease

The objective of self-declaring Newcastle disease-free was finally achieved by Colombian poultry producers and authorities.
Columbia has struggled to fight Newcastle disease in its poultry flocks, but has now declared itself free of the disease and should work with other countries to export its poultry.
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Resurgence of avian flu in poultry in Taiwan, Ghana, South Africa

In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
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Will consumers accept gene-edited poultry?

A lack of knowledge can hinder support for the new technology.
Gene editing technologies, like CRISPR, could help improve disease resistance and increase production in poultry. However, the technology remains controversial and consumer acceptance is not guaranteed.
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