Special editions published by World Poultry

    Gut health

    Gut infections can be a major source of efficiency loss, downtime and additional costs for veterinary treatment. This special section delves into several feeding and management practices regarding gut health and how they can positively influence animal health, performance and profitability of the farm.

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    Beating disease challenges

    This special publication focuses on the deeper understanding of prevention and treatment of the most costly diseases. Creating healthier poultry through feed, health strategies and management. After all, a healthy flock is a profitable flock.

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    Pathogens & Prevention

    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.

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    Managing Coccidiosis

    Coccidiosis, discovered in the late 1920’s, has a major economic impact on the poultry industry. Total estimated loss is massive, calculated at a gross €10 billion on an annual basis. Progress has been made in combating the disease but it is still a threat. Here you will find articles dedicated to this topic.

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    Hatchery and Breeding

    A good hatching egg is the basis for the production chain for poultry meat and eggs. Producing just that egg puts a great demand on the skills of the breeders. Managing parent stock flock production, health and keeping the hatching eggs under perfect conditions before transportation to the hatchery is of great importance. The World Poultry Hatchery & Breeding special 2013 focusses on optimisation of the process from the breeding farm to the point the day old chick leave the hatchery and head to the broiler or rearing farm.  

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    Salmonella

    Salmonella is a tough cookie. It is an important food born pathogen but its mechanisms to survive in the environment are still partly unclear. The bug has efficient mechanisms to survive processing and persist in the environment to cause gastrointestinal disease in humans, and poultry is often a vector to infest humans.  

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    Necrotic Enteritis

    Necrotic enteritis is not a new disease, but it became a more significant problem after the implimentation of the ban on in-feed antibiotics. Reintroducing these antibiotics is not a solution, so producers have to learn how to prevent the problem. This starts with understanding the cause, followed by taking all necessary measures.  

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