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Map: Avian influenza incidence across UK 2016-17

The H5N8 strain of avian influenza that has spread across Europe now appears to be well established in the UK. Poultry World has tracked each incident of the virus (see…

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Managing gut health in broilers explained

The impressive genetic improvement of poultry growth rate has led to a modern bird with a very low feed conversion, high average daily gain and low mortality. This improvement in…

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PD Hook Hatcheries renews focus on biosecurity

A renewed need to keep disease out of poultry farms has seen PD Hook Hatcheries review its biosecurity across all sites. Daniel Dring, group poultry welfare officer at the firm,…

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Guide to inactive vaccine administration for pullet rearers

Like many of the processes in poultry farming, bird performance is tied to getting the basics right. The inactivated vaccine administration at point of lay is no different, with a…

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Avian influenza strikes a second commercial turkey farm

A second outbreak of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) has been discovered on a turkey farm in Lincolnshire, exactly one month after the first case was found in the…

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'No region safe from avian flu'

Migratory wild bird pathways mean no region is safe from avian influenza, the director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has said. Monique Eloit blamed the plethora…

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Second outbreak of bird flu in backyard poultry flock

Bird flu has been discovered in a second flock of backyard poultry, this time near Settle, North Yorkshire. It follows findings of the highly virulent H5N8 strain in wild birds…

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Genetic engineering could revolutionise poultry vaccines

Genetic engineering has the potential to unlock a new generation of poultry vaccines, according to leading UK researchers. Scientists at the Pirbright Institute have used GM technology to develop a…

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Sanderson Farms says antibiotic-free chicken is a ‘gimmick’

US poultry integrator Sanderson Farms has said it will not phase out antibiotics from its farms, taking a position that runs contrary to many other similar companies in the USA.…

US poultry sector strikes back at welfare abuse claims

One of America’s top three poultrymeat producers, Perdue Farms, has launched a new website to help consumers better understand indoor chicken production. The move follows a spate of bad publicity…

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Top tips for spray vaccinating chickens

While spraying is an excellent way of carrying out mass vaccinations for respiratory diseases in broilers and pullets, using the wrong equipment can have disastrous consequences. Traditional pressure sprayers in…

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