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Old diagnostic methods still relevant for avian diseases

Old-school diagnostic methods remain relevant when it comes to poultry diseases. “In most Asian countries, we still do it old school by using a...

Elanco, Ginkgo Bioworks leverage microbiome technology

Global animal health company Elanco and horizontal platform for cell programming Ginkgo Bioworks have launched BiomEdit, a microbiome innovation company. BiomEdit intends to discover, develop,...

Do not ignore other diseases, pig producers warned

Even as they battle ASF, pig producers in Asia should not ignore other diseases. Many producers are prioritizing ASF prevention at the expense of...

IBH raises mortality in broilers

“Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) occurs mainly in broilers, but also in replacement birds, and is characterized by a sudden increase in mortality for a...

Salmonella vaccination in chicks essential

Salmonella vaccination is the first line of defense in both layer and breeder chicks. “A good anti-Salmonella contamination program should start with vaccination in...

Focused biosecurity program crucial for Salmonella control

A pre and post-biosecurity program is crucial and necessary to control Salmonella contamination. “A good vaccination program for contamination or disease control must have...

Bacterial enteritis could become a bigger problem by 2025

Bacterial enteritis continues to be a significant issue around the world, revealed the 2020 Bacterial Enteritis Global Impact Assessment prepared by Elanco. The study consisted...

Salmonella presence is contamination, not an outbreak

Salmonella presence in poultry products are contaminations and not outbreaks. “There is misinformation that Salmonella are outbreaks, or perhaps it is mis-’termed’ as such....

Weighing costs and benefits of Salmonella vaccination

The costs of adding Salmonella vaccination for chicks must be weighed in long-term benefits. “Salmonella contamination could happen at any point in products like...

Vaccination, biosecurity crucial in Salmonella control

The focus on food safety coupled with intermittent Salmonella outbreaks in the region has prompted poultry producers to vaccinate their chicks, especially layers. Western...

AGP-free pig production is viable with basic management

AGP-free pig production is a viable option for pig farmers, but it must be accompanied by good management basics. In a podcast with Asian...

Strategies to consider for AGP-free swine production

There are crucial strategies to be considered in AGP-free swine production. In a podcast, with Asian Agribiz, Elanco’s Dr Roselle Cudal  said that biosecurity...

Antibiotic residues in meat too negligible to build resistance

Antibiotic residues in meat are negligible that the likelihood of building resistance is extremely low. “AGPs are used in medicated feed form, where the...

Clearing the cloud over antibiotic residues and resistance

A cloud hangs over antibiotic residues and the development of resistance in the human immune system. Using AGPs in animals will lead to bacteria...

Not all antibiotic growth promoters are the same

A major misconception about antibiotic growth promoters or AGP is that they are all the same. “Antibiotics are separated into categories which are medically...

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