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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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Why poultry water line purity is imperative

Using the right disinfectant properly key to pathogen control, especially for organic poultry producers
Since more than half of the end products sold by egg and poultry producers consist of water, making sure the water the birds drink is pure cannot be stressed enough, said Jesse McCoy, supervisor for Neogen’s water treatment business unit.
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Use of lasers could be a way to keep avian flu away

Study looks at how using lasers on free-range layer farms deters wild birds that might have the virus from visiting and contaminating the free-range area
The use of lasers could be an effective way to prevent avian influenza from being introduced into free-range poultry flocks, according to a study.
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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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