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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new Avian Team

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new Avian Team

Over the past fifteen years Merial Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s avian and swine departments have produced a number of innovative vaccines for improved animal health. Following Boehringer Ingleheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health, this focus on disease prevention continues, and is reflected in the ongoing investment in research into new vaccines for the poultry […]

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

Ministers from the Welsh Government and the Mayor of Wrexham have welcomed the opening of a new £20m poultry processing plant in Wrexham that is creating around 150 jobs. The state of the art facility will become fully operational later this year following the substantial investment by Maelor Foods. The project received £3.15m in funding […]

In ovo nutrition and hypoxic exposure as new strategies in chicken production

In ovo nutrition and hypoxic exposure as new strategies in chicken production

From 8 to 11 May, more than 1,600 scientists and poultry nutrition specialists from over 60 countries came together in Salou/Vila-seca (Tarragona). The European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN 2017), organized by IRTA, consisted of 4 days brimming with knowledge and discussions on the future of poultry nutrition and production. It is important to remember […]

Prepare for the imminent ‘Broiler Revolution’

Prepare for the imminent ‘Broiler Revolution’

Recent announcements from Compass Group USA and Aramark (also in the States) pledging to use 100% healthier, slower growing chickens, at reduced stocking densities and with environmental enrichment by 2024, are hugely welcome. Following the rush of cage-free egg commitments we saw over the summer, could this be the start of the next wave of […]

World-record breaking first for British hen charity

World-record breaking first for British hen charity

It was a special day for one clucky, lucky hen on 23rd January 2016 because she set a world record for hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust. ‘Dee’, so-called because ‘D’ represents 500 in roman numerals, became the half a millionth hen to be saved from slaughter and re-homed as a family pet […]

Suspected outbreak of avian influenza in Fife

Suspected outbreak of avian influenza in Fife

A suspected outbreak of avian influenza in chickens has been reported on a farm in Fife. Initial test results indicate the presence of a notifiable strain of avian influenza (H5). The clinical picture suggests that this is a Low Pathogenic strain and further testing is underway to confirm this. Restrictions have been imposed on the […]

Successful WVPA Congress

Successful WVPA Congress

Their XIXth World Veterinary Poultry Congress has been a great success for both WVPA and their local South African branch, who organised the event in Cape Town, South Africa. The event attracted some 1300 delegates from 70 or so countries who attended presentations on all aspects of poultry disease and its diagnosis, management and control. […]

Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers

Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers

ForFarmers has launched a trial together with the Department of Entomology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, to explore the impacts of live insects as a source of protein in the broilers’ diet. Leon Marchal, Nutrition & Innovation Director at ForFarmers commented, “The most important research question is whether the chicks are growing healthily and […]

Avian Flu confirmed in Lancashire

Avian Flu confirmed in Lancashire

A case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire. A temporary control zone imposed on Friday at the affected farm has now been replaced by a 10 kilometre surveillance zone and an inner 3 kilometre protection zone. Restrictions remain in place and the humane culling of all birds at the farm is […]

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