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Poultry Health & Disease

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing poultry flock health and preventing costly diseases, such as Newcastle, Salmonella and avian flu for chickens, turkeys, laying hens and broilers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.

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New diagnostic platform transforms animal health

The future of diagnostics, beyond veterinary medicine, that allows decisions to be made with great anticipation
Have you ever thought that your own cell phone can be a tool when inspecting and diagnosing a farm? Innovation must be ongoing and that certainly applies to animal health.
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MSD Animal Health receives marketing authorization from European Commission

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) announced March 29 that, following a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), the European Commission has granted an expanded indication of a marketing authorization for the veterinary medicinal product PANACUR AquaSol (fenbendazole 200 mg/mL) for use in chickens.
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National Poultry Improvement Plan changes proposed

APHIS will be accepting public comments on the proposed amendments until May 9
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and will accept public comments on those amendments until May 9.
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Boehringer Ingelheim to invest in avian vaccines

Company vows to invest EUR65 million
Six months after inaugurating its new French animal health headquarters in the heart of the Lyon-Gerland Biodistrict, Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed its allegiance to the region by announcing that it is about to invest a further EUR65 million in the metropolitan area.
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Taiwan records new avian flu cases in poultry

Global cases of avian influenza appear to be on the decline
Based on official reports, only Taiwan has confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in its poultry sector in the last week, while Hong Kong and Sweden have detected the viruses in other birds.
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IEC conference offers positive outlook for egg industry

From a healthy market, to new member products and services, delegates at the latest IEC Business Conference had much to take in.
The International Egg Commission's Business Conference offered delegates not only market insight but tools and strategies to keep egg production aligned with a changing world.
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Iowa poultry biosecurity audits ahead of schedule

Audits being conducted in Iowa poultry to safeguard against threat of avian influenza and other diseases
In light of recent cases of avian influenza in the United States and to safeguard against the threat of the virus and other poultry diseases, the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), in cooperation with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has nearly completed the process of auditing layer and pullet flocks in the state.
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Europe, Asia report new avian flu cases in poultry

Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in commercial flocks in Bulgaria, China and Iraq
In the last week, the only veterinary authorities to have officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective commercial poultry are those of Bulgaria, China, and Iraq, although the viruses are evidently still present in the wild bird populations of Europe and Asia.
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