A recently published report on the US poultry industry provides a better picture of antibiotic use within US poultry farms.
Effective biosecurity requires precision planning and includes positioning of the facilities in the correct physical environment.
Attention to egg-pack quality, incubation, sanitation, and in ovo vaccination go a long way toward reducing pathogen loads.
California state Veterinarian Annette Jones issued a directive to state, county, and city workers to avoid poultry areas in an effort reduce spread exotic Newcastle disease. The guidelines also provide biosecurity procedural guidance when entering poultry premises is unavoidable.
Developing a biosecurity plan, is an important component of understanding the microbiology and epidemiology of infectious diseases.
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has launched a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry.
South Korea will prohibit poultry breeding in areas vulnerable to avian influenza to prevent outbreaks of the highly contagious animal disease.
The Defend the Flock program gives tools such as checklists for disinfection and reducing fomite risks from guests, lessons on the concept of biosecurity, and guidance on managing wildlife that could carry disease.
The “Defend the Flock” campaign to promote biosecurity combines and updates two previous campaigns that were each targeted at a specific segment of the poultry population.
The law bans the slaughtering of poultry outside unlicensed slaughterhouses. It stipulates that live poultry should be transported directly to licensed slaughterhouses after traders acquire special authorization following veterinary inspection, before the refrigerated or frozen food products are offered at shops.