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  Pathogens & Prevention Special Focus
Welcome to the Pathogen & Prevention special focus newsletter. We hope you find the content interesting and useful. We look forward to your opinions and suggestions regarding our newsletters, please email us at info@worldpoultry.net. read more
 
     
  Pathogens & Prevention Special Focus   Pathogens & Prevention Special Focus
The poultry industry needs to achieve excellent production figures without the use of antibiotics. Now how can that be achieved? Keeping pathogens out altogether? Creating healthier poultry by feed, health strategies or management? There are many ways to make steps – and this section aims to address all. read more
 
     
   
    "Facing a new world order"
The current avian influenza situation has rung the alarm bells across the globe. The American poultry and egg industry is suffering losses. James Sumner, 
president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council is worried: “We are facing an entire new world order.” read more
 
     
  Replacing formaldehyde in hatcher disinfection   Replacing formaldehyde in hatcher disinfection
The hatchery sector has proven their dynamic attitude to replace formalin in the disinfection area by a safer and better alternative. This rapid movement has been instigated by the latest developments. Promising results of the 
formalin-free hatcher disinfection protocol pave the path for the hatcheries to finally implement their protocols for egg disinfection without 
formalin, from start to finish. read more
 
     
   
  Preventive intestinal health through a multifactorial nutrition based health approach   Preventive intestinal health through a multifactorial nutrition based health approach
It seems inevitable that the use of medication in animal production worldwide will decline in the future and preventive health management 
strategies will be the way forward. Where legislation is not already in place, consumer pressure is 
building up on the use of antimicrobials. read more
 
     
  Probiotics as an extra tool to keep Salmonella under control   Probiotics as an extra tool to keep Salmonella under control
Salmonellosis due to consumption of contaminated eggs is representing a major public health problem. The complexity of the epidemiology of Salmonella demands a systemic approach. Biosecurity, 
vaccination and probiotics work hand in hand to keep Salmonella under control. read more
 
     
   
  The ins and outs of necrotic enteritis   The ins and outs of necrotic enteritis
The costly intestinal disease, necrotic enteritis (NE), has severe consequences for gut health. Recently, NE has re-emerged as one of the most serious diseases of commercial poultry, prompting producers to 
consider whether there is more they could be doing to maximise their flock’s productivity. read more
 
     
  US in state of emergency over HPAI   US in state of emergency over HPAI
As large parts of the world worry about sporadic outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the US is hit hard. States Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin declared a state of emergency. On more than 100 farms the virus was detected and millions of birds had to be destroyed. HPAI is in the migratory routes of wild birds now, posing new challenges and demanding new approaches. read more
 
     
   
  Functional additives as an alternative to AGP's   Functional additives as an alternative to AGP's
Global poultry production is expected to increase 5% per year. At the same time consumers demand healthier safety-proven production methods. The trend to reduce antibiotic uses is undeniable, and is steadily expanding. Simultaneously, the increasing ineffectiveness of antibiotics due to resistance 
development is another concern. read more
 
     
  Old bird diseases occur more among free-range hens   Old bird diseases occur more among free-range hens
Over the last two decades old bird 
diseases, such as Coryza, Blackhead and Pasteurelle multocida increasingly reared their ugly heads among 
free-range hens. These diseases barely occurred when laying hens were kept in cages. read more
 
     
   
  A continuously challenged eco-system   A continuously challenged eco-system
Modern animal production is known for its high genetic potential, which is often not achieved due to different and complex challenges during the animal’s lifecycle. One of the critical points is situated at the border of the intestinal tube. The gut is a 
continuously challenged eco-system in need of support. read more
 
     
  Disinfection during lay keeps birds healthy   Disinfection during lay keeps birds healthy
Disinfection of the poultry house is normally carried out between rounds. Within the production cycle the options to tackle micro-organisms are limited, especially during the long cycles in laying. Disinfection during lay is a viable option to keep birds healthy. read more
 
     
   
     
 
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