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What might post-pandemic farm inspections look like?

New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections.
New technology designed to help poultry producers and others overcome COVID-19 restrictions may have longer-term value changing the face of farm inspections.
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Fitbit technology, AI could help detect wooden breast

Research will use accelerometers to measure vibration pattern differences in breast meat.
A new research project from the University of Arkansas will use accelerometers – the technology used to measure steps in Fitbits – and artificial intelligence to identify woody breast and other meat quality defects in chickens.
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Viral DNA findings could better protect poultry health

Research could improve productivity of smallholder farms in developing countries.
Viral DNA – sections of the genome derived from viruses – may help prevent related infections in chickens, protecting bird health, reveals recently published research from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Whether an avian influenza vaccination program is preventative or in response to an emergency, various elements can be controlled to ensure success.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
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Strategies for managing heat stress in poultry

Prevention is key, but other practices can help mitigate symptoms.
A lack of sweat glands and relatively high body temperatures put poultry, especially fast-growing chickens, at a higher risk of heat stress. This is a concern for farmers, especially as temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere.
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