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Layer Diseases & Health

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

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NestFresh emphasizes sustainability with non-GMO eggs

Colorado-based company works to provide consumers with eggs that are certified cage free, free range, humanely treated and non-GMO.
NestFresh works with more than 60 family farms in about 12 states to produce eggs in a flexible, sustainable system that also helps the livelihood of small farmers and those farmers' abilities to support their local economy and community.
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APHIS updates National Poultry Improvement Plan

Changes are consistent with recommendations approved at 2018 NPIP Biennial Conference
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.
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Avian flu threat continues in Australia

New cases of avian influenza are discovered in Russia, Taiwan and South Africa
While there have been no further outbreaks in Australia over the past week, avian influenza controls remain in place where previous cases have been recorded. New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in Russia and Taiwan.
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Australia, Taiwan report avian flu in commercial poultry

New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in laying hens and emus in Australia, as well as among native chickens in Taiwan. The disease has returned to Russia’s Siberia, and a mild form of the virus has been detected again in South African ostriches after a one-year absence.
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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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Highly pathogenic avian flu returns to Iraq

More than 21,700 birds die at Iraqi farm
Iraq has confirmed the country's first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry for more than one year. New cases have been reported in Hungary and Taiwan, while veterinary authorities continue to deal with the aftermath of previous avian flu outbreaks in Ireland and the U.S.
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