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Impact of biofuels on feed poses challenges for producers
As the poultry business finds its way in the 21st century, one of the most significant challenges facing producers is how to respond to the rapidly evolving biofuels industry.
Soaring feed prices prompt creative ingredients, processing
Soaring feed ingredient costs are posing a predicament for producers and forcing many to look for alternative ways to provide birds with the nutrients they need.
Management, timing of coccidiosis challenge improves feed utilization
Looking for an edge on competitors, integrators have long sought ways to improve feed efficiency. But with feed prices continuing to soar, making the most of rations is not simply a competitive edge — it’s a matter of business survival.
Subclinical coccidiosis is increasing; consequences can be substantial
Broiler producers who think they don’t have subclinical coccidiosis or that the disease isn’t having a significant impact on their bottom line should reconsider, advises an independent poultry nutritionist.
More than 1 billion served
Dr. Rick Phillips of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health looks at the rapid increase in the use of coccidiosis vaccination and changing disease-management paradigms in the industry.
Eimeria acervulina is the coccidial parasite usually associated with necrotic enteritis, but research presented in Seattle shows that Eimeria maxima may be the more worrisome culprit.
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NE bacteria same on organic, conventional farms
Bismuth citrate may help control NE
"We take care of the little things"
Georgia’s Fieldale Farms was among the first US producers to market a line of drug-free poultry. Now, the innovative company is taking lessons learned on the drug-free side of its poultry operation and applying them to its intestinal health program for conventionally raised birds.
Forum: Waves of progress
Intestinal health presentations at the 44th National Meeting on Poultry Health and Processing, Ocean City, Maryland, offered new concepts for effective coccidiosis control.
Broussard: Spray it on
The results of a recent study indicate that the method used to vaccinate chickens for coccidiosis can have a significant impact on the percentage of them that are successfully protected.
Putnam: ‘Living on the edge’ with coccidiosis control
"If you don’t think immunity, you are living on the edge" when it comes to coccidiosis control, said Dr. Marshall Putnam, director of health for Wayne Farms, LLC, Oakwood, Georgia.
Hofacre: Coccidiosis called ‘primary trigger’ for NE
Coccidiosis is a "primary trigger" for necrotic enteritis, a costly but sometimes undetected gut disease that is a risk with any anticoccidial program that allows coccidial oocyst cycling, said Dr. Charles Hofacre of the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens.
Mathis: Immunity development crucial for successful coccidiosis control
The development of immunity against coccidia is crucial for any successful coccidiosis-control program, said Dr. Greg Mathis, president of Southern Poultry Research, Inc., Athens, Georgia.
What we’ve learned`
The growing use of coccidiosis vaccines over the past decade has helped improve coccidiosis control in broilers while yielding several unexpected practical benefits for producers of both conventional and drug-free broilers.
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