While at the PSA conference, Modern Poultry editor Joseph Feeks sat down with coccidiosis guru Greg Mathis, PhD, Southern Poultry Research, Inc., to talk about Tyson Foods’ plans to drop the NAE label and its potential impact on the industry’s use of ionophores.
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.