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April 6, 2017

Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry health

The future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.
In a report by Poultry International, scientists said the move towards cage-free and antibiotic-free production was likely to create health issues that could be as problematic to producers as viruses unless they were properly managed.
Dr. John Glisson, vice president of research programs at the US Poultry and Egg Association, said endemic disease would always be a major challenge to poultry health, with more intense variants of viruses such as avian flu expected over the coming decades.  Read more

 

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