July 13, 2017

Getting the hatchery ready for ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ production

Sanitation is the key to success when a hatchery completely removes antibiotics from its process, Josh Mulkey told Poultry Health Today. Mulkey is hatchery manager for Tyson at the Dahlonega, Georgia, facility. He started as manager just as the hatchery made the transition from using gentamicin with in ovo vaccination to antibiotic-free production. The process involved “ripping off the band-aid,” he said. Every step of the procedure was reevaluated, and nothing could be taken for granted.  Read more

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