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  • Game Birds - Developments this week

    Have you seen the FSA news release this week?.... "Gamekeepers across the UK are reminded of their responsibilities for ensuring animal feed is safe for food-producing animals and for carrying out recordkeeping correctly. Food Standards Agency guidance is available, explaining the requirements of...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Fri, Feb 4 2011
  • Re: Free Range Egg production - is Brachyspira a problem?

    Good luck with your survey, Luke, Free Range Egg production is definitely on the up and up! However, UK Vet David Burch has this month posed the question "Brachyspira – is it Spiralling out of Control?" in a new [Nov. 2010] online review at: www.octagon-services.co.uk/poultry.htm What is the...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Tue, Nov 23 2010
  • Re: Causes of Egg-Drop

    An increasingly common cause of egg-drop in free-range flocks is Brachyspira infection [ Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS)] In a survey in the UK of 222 commercial layer, pullet and breeder farms 74% of the flocks were positive and 25% were associated with the pathogenic strains. When this was broken...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Wed, Aug 18 2010
  • Poultry Post-mortems & Meat Inspections

    I have just discovered that there is now an updated and expanded edition of the popular guidebook on health inspection of poultry carcases "Poultry Inspection: Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Conditions": http://www.Amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904761534/pigdiseaseinfo0c If you are not familiar...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sun, Jan 11 2009
  • Chickens & Eggs: Grow them healthy, Eat them safely!

    Forum members may be interested in a new book I have been reviewing, on improving performance of poultry, PLUS a super Poultry Meat Inspection/Disease Photo Atlas from Nottingham University... " Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology ? Elevating Performance and Health in Pigs and Poultry...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sun, Dec 14 2008
  • Re: Newcomer to Free Range Egg Production

    You may be interested in some hygiene tips for Free Range Egg Production in this article from this month's Poultry World: http://www.octagon-services.co.uk/articles/poultry/hygiene.pdf Brachyspira infection is a significant business risk in layers now. Michael
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Tue, Aug 12 2008
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