Barn Management
Rodents in a farm environment are a fact of life, but not all of us realize the full extent of the financial and health threat they pose. Producers need to act quickly when they face a rodent infestation, because it is significantly easier to deal with the first pair coming…
Sept. 19, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Government of Canada has appointed a new Chief Food Safety Officer and a new Chief Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced. Dr. Martine Dubuc is Canada’s new Chief Food Safety Officer and Dr. Ian Alexander has been appointed as the new Chief…
Sept. 10, 2012, Iowa City, IA - A company that promised to clean up Iowa's egg industry after a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 said Friday that a recent government safety inspection discovered the bacteria in two of its barns and that it took steps to protect consumers. Centrum Valley…
Keeping barns safe and secure is one of the best things you can do to keep the health and welfare of your birds in check. Once poultry facilities are contaminated by pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, it can be extremely difficult and costly to correct. Therefore, it is imperative…
Jul. 26, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Genome Canada and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions are partnering in a $600,000 project that will help protect consumers from Listeriosis, a serious foodborne illness. The project aims to map the genome of Listeria bacteria so that more rapid tests…
Jul. 26, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico will begin vaccinating 10 million poultry against the H7N3 bird flu that has lead to the death of 5 million birds. According to an article from Agence-France Presse, Mexican President Felipe Calderon wants to end up vaccinating 80 million birds to end…
Jul. 24, 2012, Winnipeg, MB - The Government of Canada is supporting chicken farmers by strengthening food safety systems on chicken farms across the country. Member of Parliament James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment of up to $72,500 to the Chicken Farmers of…
Jul. 20, 2012 - The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals. This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish. Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element…
Jul. 4, 2012, Jalisco, Mexico - Around one million birds have died or were culled at 111 poultry farms and 15 farms in Jalisco, Mexico, where the National Health and Quality Agribusiness Service (Senasica) detected in ten such facilities the H7N3 strain of avian flu. The Senasica said it issued…
The PIC Spring Symposium, formerly known as Research Day, was “bookended” by two talks: the first on the impact and costs of disease at the macro (industry/economy) and micro (farm) levels, and the last from a producer who has been through a disease problem on his farm. Although not a…
June 12, 2012, New York, NY - Pfizer Inc. has announced the next steps in the strategic alternatives review process for the company's Animal Health business. Preparations are underway to file a registration statement in the U.S. for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority ownership stake in…
May 16, 2012, Tallahassee, FL - Global Green, Inc. has announced that the Company has received the final report on the model Efficacy Study conducted on the Company's patented vaccine, Salmogenics, to be used to protect poultry from Salmonella bacteria. This study, conducted by AHPharma, an independent food safety and…
Controlling flies in and around poultry barns can be a challenge, but if the flies aren’t controlled the farmer may face an even bigger concern – government officials buzzing around the barn. Daniel Ward, an engineer with Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), told 120 farmers gathered…
Featured researchers: Manon Racicot, Arthur Kocher, Guy Beauchamp, Ann Letellier, Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, University of Montreal Hand sanitizing is extremely important to prevent the spread of pathogens — be it from person to person or from farm to farm.  But, are all sanitizing methods created equal? Are the convenient alcohol-based gels…
April 25, 2012 — The Government of Canada announced today that it has added low pathogenicity H5 and H7 avian influenza viruses to the list of reportable diseases. Effective immediately, all suspected or confirmed cases of low pathogenicity H5 and H7, as well as all highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses,…

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