Category: Turkeys

Shane: Vaccination needed in face of airborne HPAI threat

Evidence that airborne spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is possible near flocks of wild birds underlines that even extreme biosecurity won’t completely protect egg-production flocks, according to an industry commentator.

Poultry Science Association

Mapping histomoniasis outbreaks reveals increased risk of housing chickens within 1 mile of turkey flocks

Preventing disease transmission between flocks is a major goal of the poultry industry. One threat to bird health is the protozoan Histomonas meleagridis, which causes a disease called histomoniasis.

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