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Biosecurity

The latest information, protocols and research on farm biosecurity to keep contagious diseases and pests from entering livestock farms and spreading to neighboring producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies. Register for free to access premium content.

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One vaccine protects poultry against 3 infectious diseases

New therapy provides immune foundation against Marek’s Disease, Infectious Bursal Disease and Newcastle Disease.
Until recently, poultry producers who wanted to protect their flocks against Marek’s Disease, Infectious Bursal Disease and Newcastle Disease had to use two vaccines – that couldn’t be used together – to protect against the three diseases.
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USDA proposes National Poultry Improvement Plan updates

Proposal would align with changes in the poultry industry, and incorporate new scientific information and technologies into NPIP
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing updates to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry, as well as to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.
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How ISE America adheres to NPIP biosecurity principles

ISA America biosecurity coordinator outlines how it follows 14 biosecurity principles to prepare for an National Poultry Improvement Plan audit
Poultry and egg producers participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) must follow 14 basic biosecurity principles.
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2 new vND cases detected in California

It is the first detection of the disease in more than two months
Two new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been detected in San Bernardino County, California, making them the first vND detections in the United States since September 4.
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Antibiotic resistance - 25 Global Actions for 2025

Announced to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness day, veterinary medicines industry reveals a raft of investment and commitments to help confront ongoing issue.
Announcement of investment and training to prevent antibiotic resistance on-farm, will benefit all from poultry and livestock producers through to public.
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Pest control 10 years after FDA's Egg Safety Rule

Pest management has become an important function in egg production and processing to ensure a safe and valuable product for consumers.
Table egg production companies have worked hard to develop and implement pest management programs to help reduce the risk of Salmonella contamination and other potential problems that could result in financial loss.
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African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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