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Study: Larger particles in starter feed lead to better performance
Starter feed of larger particles consumed by young chicks is associated with better performance during the lifetime of broiler birds, according to a study conducted at Mississippi State University.
Serotype, presentation of IBH differ in large and small birds
More than one serotype has been the cause of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in broilers, which has presented differently in large- and small-bird complexes, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, of Pilgrim’s, told Poultry Health Today.
Coccidiosis in conventional flocks presenting a significant challenge
Coccidiosis is proving to be a significant challenge in conventional flocks, Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, Pilgrim’s, told Poultry Health Today.Dougherty said she has seen more issues with coccidiosis recently in broilers and pullets than she’s ever seen...
Emerging disease trends come under focus in latest version of industry bible
Health challenges associated with antibiotic-free production and the growing issue of wooden breast syndrome in broilers are two emerging trends to appear in the latest edition of Diseases of Poultry.
False layer syndrome linked to early infectious bronchitis exposure
Research is increasingly linking false layer syndrome (FLS) to early exposure to infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).FLS has been reported across the world over the past decade, but it has only relatively recently been discovered in North America.The...
Consider predominance of AL-2 variants when planning IBDV vaccination program
The AL-2 family of variants is the predominant strain of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) circulating among US broiler flocks, according to a recent survey — a finding that should be considered when planning IBDV vaccination programs, Kalen...