Barn Management
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,…
Once contaminated, poultry facilities are difficult and expensive to clean, sanitize and disinfect. Visible signs of disease are only the tip of the iceberg, beneath which there may be less obvious subclinical disease, which can be devastating economically, over a long period of time. Bird-to-bird transmission of diseases may result…
November 4, 2011 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed a low-pathogenicity H7 avian influenza virus in wild birds in central and Western Canada. The birds were sampled through Canada’s Inter-Agency Wild Bird Influenza Survey, which serves as an early warning system designed to detect avian influenza viruses…
June 24, 2011 – The chief veterinary officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says food safety starts on the farm, and livestock producers need to get more involved.| READ MORE
More than 135 Ontario poultry producers have picked up what many people would consider some pretty easy biosecurity money. The producers were among 500 that took in a four-hour biosecurity refresher course, decided what they wanted to do, developed a plan and applied. So long as the project fit the…
April 1, 2011 – Thousands of young turkeys at a southwest Missouri poultry farm have been killed to prevent the spread of avian flu.
After they’ve been contaminated with pathogens (bacteria, viruses, etc.), poultry facilities are extremely difficult and expensive to clean, sanitize and disinfect.1 Demonstrating the importance of having a biosecurity plan in place to prevent pathogens from entering poultry facilities was the focus of a workshop held by the PIC for producers.…
NEWS HIGHLIGHT GM chickens that don't spread AI developed Chickens genetically modified to prevent them spreading bird flu have been produced by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.

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