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    Automation key to ensuring sanitation in ‘no-antibiotics-ever’ systems

    Automation key to ensuring sanitation in ‘no-antibiotics-ever’ systems

    Labor shortages in hatcheries mean that to ensure appropriate levels of sanitation in “no-antibiotics-ever” (NAE) production, wholesale automation is likely to be required, according to an industry expert. Automation began in hatcheries around 30 years ago, when labor started to become an issue, said Scott Martin, an independent poultry consultant. The labor shortfall is even more acute today, especially when considering newer methods of production such as NAE.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Scott Martin, poultry consultant
    0:21 “No antibiotics ever” impacts the hatchery
    2:06 More hatchery automation and sanitation needed
    3:20 Hatchery: Establish and monitor strict standards
    5:50 Hatchery: Affordability is key
    7:21 Hatchery equipment must be easy to clean


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    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

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    • 9 min
    Circulation fans reduce severity of footpad dermatitis

    Circulation fans reduce severity of footpad dermatitis

    Footpad dermatitis causes significant foot problems for broilers, which adversely affects bird welfare and the market for broiler paws, according to Zoie McMillian, graduate research assistant, University of Maryland. 

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Zoie McMillian, University of Maryland
    0:26 Footpad dermatitis in broilers
    1:06 Benefits of circulation fans
    NOTE: 1:35 Super: last line says: foot pad. Should be: footpad
    2:30 Evaluating broiler footpad health
    4:07 Footpad dermatitis: Severity vs. prevalence
    5:51 Circulation fan management and broiler welfare

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    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

    Visit us at PoultryHealthToday.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    For more on our sponsor, visit Zoetis.com.

    • 9 min
    Back-to-basics for managing health of cage-free pullets

    Back-to-basics for managing health of cage-free pullets

    Poultry producers with cage-free pullet systems should go back to the basics of bird management to keep their flocks healthy and productive, reported Darrin Eckard, Hy-Line cage-free specialist. This is a change from flocks kept in cages that may face less disease and fewer parasites.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Darrin Eckard, Hy-Line
    0:30 FLAW: Feed, light, air, and water
    1:23 Coccidiosis control in cage-free layers
    2:55 Worm infections in cage-free layers
    4:37 E. coli issues
    5:49 Vaccine protocols for cage-free layers
    6:34 Controlling aggressive bird behavior
    8:29 Cage-free nutrition programs

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    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

    Visit us at PoultryHealthToday.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    For more on our sponsor, visit Zoetis.com.

    • 10 min
    Environmental enrichments increased broiler activity in study

    Environmental enrichments increased broiler activity in study

    Environmental enrichments in broiler houses may improve bird welfare by increasing natural behaviors, according to Heidi Rinehart, a student at the University of Maryland. Rinehart has studied broiler behavior and welfare for several years at the university.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Heidi Rinehart, University of Maryland
    0:23 Broiler welfare: Environmental enrichments
    1:42 Enrichments: Hay bales, ramps, boxes, spotlights
    3:10 Broiler natural behaviors
    4:40 Enrichments encourage natural behaviors
    6:12 Most enrichments are not expensive

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    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

    Visit us at PoultryHealthToday.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    For more on our sponsor, visit Zoetis.com.

    • 7 min
    Recombinant vaccines: How to maximize results

    Recombinant vaccines: How to maximize results

    Recombinant vaccines are not a silver bullet, but they are “very helpful for our goals in the poultry industry, whether you produce meat-type chickens or commercial table eggs,” said Guillermo Zavala, DVM, PhD, with Avian Health International. To maximize their effectiveness, Zavala said producers need to follow a number of protocols when using recombinant vaccines.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Guillermo Zavala, DVM, PhD, Poultry Consultant   
    0:30 Recombinant vector vaccination mistakes
    2:07 Dosing recombinant vector vaccines
    3:33 Recombinant vector vaccine administration
    4:27 In ovo vaccination
    5:43 Ensuring better bird health
    6:51 Recombinant vector vaccine advantages

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    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

    Visit us at PoultryHealthToday.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    For more on our sponsor, visit Zoetis.com.

    • 8 min
    USDA evaluating Salmonella-reduction steps along the poultry supply chain

    USDA evaluating Salmonella-reduction steps along the poultry supply chain

    Almost 25% of US foodborne illnesses continue to be linked to poultry products. To get an accurate measure of product contamination, USDA is evaluating the poultry supply chain, including interventions on the farm, said Sandra Eskin, USDA’s deputy undersecretary for food safety.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:11 Sandra Eskin, USDA, Food Safety
    0:22 Salmonella foodborne infections
    1:59 Salmonella prevention at the poultry farm  
    NOTE: 2:36 Super – Slaughterhouse is misspelled
    3:38 More data needed from poultry producers  
    7:48 Salmonella vaccination
    8:39 Salmonella Kentucky
    9:54 Reducing Salmonella risks

    ________________________________________________
    Poultry Health Today is a news publication sponsored by Zoetis designed to bring broiler, layer and turkey producers the latest news and insights on poultry health, welfare, performance and sustainability. 

    Visit us at PoultryHealthToday.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    For more on our sponsor, visit Zoetis.com.

    • 12 min

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