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Pathogen control in poultry production focus of IPPE 2019 program

“If it takes the other side five seconds to make a claim and it takes you five minutes to respond or shut it down, you’ve lost,” said Lisa Picard, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Turkey Federation, when dealing with regulatory issues during her poultry processing regulatory update presentation at the “Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals” program at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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NAE production practices to combat gastrointestinal challenges

Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis are a main concern in no antibiotics ever production, early exposure and good management practices are key
Two of the biggest health challenges with no antibiotic ever (NAE) production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, explained Ohio State University's Ph.D. Lisa Bielke at IPPE.
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USDA confirms more cases of virulent Newcastle disease

During the week of February 1 - 7, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed 22 additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, California.
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APHIS confirms 26 Newcastle disease cases in 1 week

All but two of the recent cases were confirmed in Riverside County, California
Twenty-six new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) were reported in the United States during the week beginning Jan. 25 and ending Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported.
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UK poultry industry a leader in reducing antibiotics use

New data reveals the UK broiler and layer sectors have exceeded industry targets for reducing antibiotic use. How does this compare with other livestock industries?
The U.K.'s broiler and layer industries are ahead of target in reducing antibiotic use to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
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FFAR launches antibiotic stewardship consortium

International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture accelerates innovation and knowledge across the livestock supply chain
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has launched the International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), a public-private partnership to advance research on antimicrobial stewardship in animal agriculture and improve animal health and welfare.
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