Health

Poultry probiotic's ability to battle bugs November 2013

FR researchers have characterized the coat of a poultry probiotic, giving clues of how it may be used to exclude pathogenic bacteria from chickens. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Protecting Poultry November 2013

Agricultural disease is one of the biggest hurdles for any farmer, processor or industry to overcome. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PIC Update - December 2013 November 2013

In 1946, there were about 300 Canadian commercial chicken breeders, and most or all Canadian research institutions maintained their own genetic lines. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Professorship in Poultry Nutrition November 2013

The University of Guelph HAS received a $1 million gift to help fund a professorship in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Probiotics and Phytogenics November 2013

The use of phytogenic feed additives and probiotics has been well researched and is growing around the world. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Animal transport safety November 2013

Farm and Food Care Ontario has put together a biosecurity van for first responders on the special equipment needed for agriculture-related accidents. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Government invests in agriculture research October 2013

Over $17 million will be invested over the next five years in Saskatchewan to help develop world-class research chairs in agriculture. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Beaker: November 2013 October 2013

The high-producing hen of today typically depletes the calcium in her bones, which leads to osteoporosis and fragile bones, which can lead to breakage. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CPRC Update: November 2013 October 2013

Government funding organizations are increasingly looking to industry to show a commitment to research and ensure that funds are allocated to address priorities. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Beaker: October 2013 September 2013

The University of Saskatchewan has been examining the impact of microwave toe trimming on the productivity and welfare of commercial turkeys hens and toms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada's ninth annual Wild Bird Influenza Survey begins September 2013

Canada's ninth Inter-Agency Wild Bird Influenza Survey is underway to detect avian influenza viruses that could danger agricultural sector and human health. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tracking antibiotic-resistant strains August 2013

Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Arsenic and poultry August 2013

Chickens raised with arsenic-based drugs have higher levels of inorganic arsenic in their meat. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

More Than Connecting Dots August 2013

The poultry industry could never be accused of resting on its laurels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CPRC Update - September 2013 August 2013

Research activities under the first Canadian Poultry Science Cluster officially ended March 31, 2013. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From the Editor: September 2013 August 2013

In 2003, I was looking forward to a visit from my Long Lost Uncle, who lives somewhere on the south part of New Zealand’s north island. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping contain infectious disease outbreaks August 2013

Researchers have identified a rapid response, which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine flu and SARS before they take hold. Like this? Tweet it to your followers! 1 comments

Silent H7N9 found in Chinese poultry workers August 2013

Blood samples from a Chinese province hit hard by H7N9 indicate that some poultry workers had no symptoms or only mild infections. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

H7N9 human transmission study raises worries August 2013

The recent paper discussing the possible first instance of human-to-human for avian influenza has many concerned. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Possible human to human H7N9 transmission in China August 2013

The first report of probable person to person transmission of the new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in Eastern China has been published. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!