Tightened-up feed-processing practices along with new hygienic feed options can help reduce salmonellosis outbreaks linked to poultry products, according to Tim Boltz, PhD, assistant professor of poultry nutrition and feed hygienics, Mississippi State University.
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.