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On this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Bobeck, Dr. Karen Grogan, and Dr. Kate Meloche interview the brightest minds of the global poultry industry.

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On this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Bobeck, Dr. Karen Grogan, and Dr. Kate Meloche interview the brightest minds of the global poultry industry.

    #05 - What makes turkey production different from other poultry species? - Dr. Sally Noll

    #05 - What makes turkey production different from other poultry species? - Dr. Sally Noll

    Poultry production includes more than just one species. Each one of them has its own characteristics, so production for each species is conducted differently. There are many differences between turkeys and chickens when it comes to nutrition, general management, facilities, and behavior, so the more you know about the particularities, the more effective your production will be. In this episode, Dr. Sally Noll and I discuss turkey production specificities and needs, as well as recent research on the subject. We also talk about some challenges related to nutrition and biosecurity, as well as ways it can be improved.

    โ€œIf you don't have things perfect at the beginning, when the birds get to the barn, you're already behind.โ€ - Dr. Sally Noll

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    Recent research in turkey production;ย Challenges and differences between turkey and chicken production;ย Challenges for evaluating "gut-health" products and manipulating the gut microbiome;ย Adapting to consumer demand for All-Veg diets in turkeys;2015 vs. 2022 avian influenza outbreak responses and biosecurity measures.
    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Sally Noll has been serving at the University of Minnesota since 1985. She has over 30 years of extension experience in all aspects of turkey production and broiler chicken production, and the focus of her research and extension programming is turkey/poultry nutrition and disease/health issues of relevance to the poultry industry. Because of the extension appointment, her research and extension program vary depending on assessed needs for problem solving in poultry production.ย 
    Past collaborative projects of hers include evaluations of production systems, environmental impacts on turkey production, biosecurity approaches, ammonia emissions from turkey facilities, gut health and microbiome succession, and areas with problems related to reovirus-arthritis and avian metapneumovirus. Her poultry research program has been recently focusing on nutritional evaluation of feed ingredients, protein/amino acid requirements, and evaluation of a partially slotted flooring system for commercial market turkeys.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

    The Poultry Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - JBI (https://www.jbidistributors.com/animal-producers-biosecurity/)
    - Protekta (https://protekta.com/product-category/poultry/)
    - DSM (https://www.dsm.com/anh/species/poultry.html)
    - Adisseo (http://www.adisseo.com/)
    - AB Vista (http://www.abvista.com/)

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    #04 - Lessons learned on health challenges in small flock poultry - Dr. Hailey Quercia

    #04 - Lessons learned on health challenges in small flock poultry - Dr. Hailey Quercia

    There are many differences between backyard poultry operations and commercial poultry systems. Backyard poultry can include pets as well as animals as a food source โ€“ such as eggs โ€“ and diseases can be introduced into the flock in many ways that are unnoticed by the owner. And besides, itโ€™s often a challenge for backyard growers to recognize and associate different clinical signs with different diseases. Consequently, a good poultry diagnostician working in that sector must educate their customers and promote small flock health and preventive care. In todayโ€™s episode, Dr. Karen Grogan has a great conversation with Dr. Hailey Quercia about some of her findings on health challenges in small flocks. Dr. Quercia also shares her experience as Laboratory Director and Avian Diagnostician at the Harrisonburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services).

    "Even if you have an entire library of tests but youโ€™re not sure what to pursue and what would be effective, it can be a waste of clientsโ€™ money.โ€ - Dr. Hailey Quercia

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    Health challenges in small flocks throughout the yearsRecognizing Marek's disease in small flocksServices for backyard owners in VirginiaWorking at an animal health laboratoryImprovements in backyard flock medicineInteresting casesKey aspects of small flock nutritionUse of Antibioticsย Mentoring students
    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Hailey Querciaโ€™s interest in poultry began when raising chickens, ducks, and geese, which also piqued her interest in population level animal health. It was only after shadowing a mixed animal practitioner that she realized there were veterinary careers that focus on population medicine, and she decided to become a large animal veterinarian. After receiving her DVM from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, she was undecided on whether to focus on dairy, poultry, or pathology, but finally chose to become a poultry diagnostician. She thus earned a Masterโ€™s on and did a residency in avian pathology at Auburn University, subsequently accepting the position of Laboratory Director and Avian Diagnostician at the Harrisonburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services).

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

    The Poultry Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - JBI (https://www.jbidistributors.com/animal-producers-biosecurity/)
    - Protekta (https://protekta.com/product-category/poultry/)
    - DSM (https://www.dsm.com/anh/species/poultry.html)
    - Adisseo (http://www.adisseo.com/)

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    #03 - Where are we regarding sustainability in animal production? - Dr. Ermias Kebreab

    #03 - Where are we regarding sustainability in animal production? - Dr. Ermias Kebreab

    Keeping humans and nature in harmony is what sustainability is all about. Furthermore, there has been a broad discussion regarding sustainable production, net zero emissions, and the use of antibiotics and water in animal production. Consequently, we must consider the environmental impact of animal production activities and the challenges of implementing environmentally friendly alternatives to the animal production system. Would that become a conventional production instead of a niched production? How economically sustainable is it for the animal producers? In todayโ€™s episode, I talk with Dr. Ermias Kebreab about these sustainability challenges in animal production. I also talk about what we can expect for the following years in terms of changes in animal production systems.

    "There's still a lot of work to do to make sure that animals for food are produced in a sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly manner." - Dr. Ermias Kebreab

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    Mathematical modeling explained and applied in poultrySustainability challenges in the food chainDemand for sustainable animal food productsSustainability and its benefits to animal productionย Importance of raising animals for foodTake-home message
    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Ermias Kebreab is Associate Dean and holds the Sesnon Endowed Chair in Sustainable Agriculture. His research interests include animal nutrition, mathematical modeling of biological systems, and environmental impacts of livestock. He is contributing author to 2019 IPCC update on enteric methane emissions. He co-chaired the feed additive and methane committees of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and received several awards including Excellence in Ruminant Nutrition and International Agriculture from the American Society of Animal Science, and 2022 Chancellorโ€™s Innovator of the year award. He served on two committees of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on methane and nutrition of dairy cattle. He is regularly an invited speaker including a TED talk. His research was in the top 10 of all research conducted at the University of California system in 2021. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Asmara, Eritrea and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Reading, U.K.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

    The Poultry Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - JBI (https://www.jbidistributors.com/animal-producers-biosecurity/)
    - Protekta (https://protekta.com/product-category/poultry/)
    - DSM (https://www.dsm.com/anh/species/poultry.html)
    - Adisseo (http://www.adisseo.com/)

    • 50 min
    #02 - The Current Worldwide Status of the Avian Influenza Virus - Dr. Joseph Giambrone

    #02 - The Current Worldwide Status of the Avian Influenza Virus - Dr. Joseph Giambrone

    The latest outbreaks of avian influenza have raised concerns for the poultry industry. We already know a lot about influenza, so what are we missing? Are we prepared to deal with an endemic outbreak in the United States? What aspects should be taken into account when designing avian influenza control and mitigation strategies? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Giambrone about all of these issues, including the current situation of avian influenza in the United States and around the world, and possible strategies to handle it.

    "In case of a new avian influenza outbreak, I think the US will wait and see how these other countries vaccinate and control it to know how best to respond themselves." - Dr. Joseph Giambrone

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - The history of research on bird diseases
    - Avian influenza (AI) control in endemic areas
    - AI vaccines: production, commercialization, and regulatory control
    - Mitigation strategies for AI outbreaks
    - AI pathogenicity and ways to deal with it
    - Public perception of the poultry industry and commercial scale production
    - A clinical picture of immunosuppression
    - Key points for new starters in the industry
    - Best sources for poultry diseases material

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Joseph Giambrone is a professor emeritus in Auburn Universityโ€™s Department of Poultry Science with a joint appointment in the Department of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. A molecular virologist, immunologist, and epidemiologist, he has been working on understanding viral pathogen ecology for 42 years. As well as developing new and effective vaccines, he led efforts to improve the detection and surveillance of viral diseases. He also developed vaccine strategies to protect commercially grown chickens against pathogens, like avian influenza viruses, that have infected humans. His research has had a profound impact on practices used today to reduce the incidence and severity of viral diseases in commercially grown poultry.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

    The Poultry Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - JBI (https://www.jbidistributors.com/animal-producers-biosecurity/)
    - Protekta (https://protekta.com/product-category/poultry/)
    - DSM (https://www.dsm.com/anh/species/poultry.html)
    - Adisseo (http://www.adisseo.com/)

    • 41 min
    #01 - How can disease diagnosis help to promote poultry production? - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh

    #01 - How can disease diagnosis help to promote poultry production? - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh

    Poultry production faces disease challenges every day, Avian influenza being one of the most critical. Thatโ€™s why we must better understand how the diagnostic process works so we can help our veterinarians reach a timely diagnosis and evaluate our biosecurity programs properly. In todayโ€™s episode with Dr. Saad Gharaibeh, we talk about the importance of disease diagnostics and how it can help improve the poultry industry.

    "There are different diagnostic techniques for different diseases and stages of the disease, so you must be wise in choosing the one that best fits the situation you have on your farm." - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - Poultry testing laboratory and the diagnostic services
    - The timeline of a poultry disease diagnosis
    - Sample type and quality
    - Best practices to reach a diagnosis
    - Panel testing for multiple diseases
    - The current situation of the Avian Influenza outbreak
    - Biosecurity practices and challenges
    - Building serology baseline knowledge for producers

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Saad Gharaibeh grew up in Jordan, where his father ran a chicken farm. In 1996, he completed a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Then he completed a Ph.D. Program and a residency in veterinary pathology at the University of Georgia in 2001. Dr. Gharaibeh has held positions as a diagnostician at the Clemson University Diagnostic Center, a diagnostician, researcher, and poultry disease instructor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and as a poultry disease instructor, researcher, and avian histopathologist at the Poultry Disease and Research Center at UGA. He currently works as a poultry pathologist at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, both at UMN.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

    The Poultry Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - JBI (https://www.jbidistributors.com/animal-producers-biosecurity/)
    - Protekta (https://protekta.com/product-category/poultry/)
    - DSM (https://www.dsm.com/anh/species/poultry.html)
    - Adisseo (http://www.adisseo.com/)

    • 35 min
    Welcome to The Poultry Podcast Show

    Welcome to The Poultry Podcast Show

    The Poultry Podcast Show is a brand new podcast where youโ€™ll get fresh, cutting-edge insights โ€“ straight from the brightest minds of the global poultry industry, right into your ears.

    Visit us at www.thepoultrypodcast.com

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