As most producers know, poultry performance can suffer during periods of high temperature. Modern housing is designed to maintain environmental temperatures within an optimal range, but how does the temperature of individual birds impact their weight gain?
Poultry scientists test promising avian flu vaccination strategies
Avian influenza outbreaks in the US are rare but, when the virus strikes, the results are devastating. The disease spreads rapidly, forcing producers to rely on quarantine-and-cull to limit the damage. A 2015 outbreak in the US led to an estimated loss of more than 48 million birds.