January 13, 2020

Industry needs more poultry scientists to tackle disease challenges

More young people need to be encouraged to take up careers in poultry science if the sector is to properly tackle disease challenges which have plagued it for decades, according to a leading academic. Oscar Fletcher, DVM, PhD, professor of poultry health management at North Carolina State University, said he is concerned that over his 50-year career in poultry science and academia, diseases such as coccidiosis and histomoniasis continue to be a problem for producers. And without new people coming into the industry to study and find ways to manage the diseases, he fears they could continue to pose significant problems for producers for years to come.Read more

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