health & disease

Dr. Hector Cervantes - Antimicrobial Use In Poultry Production


Antimicrobial Use In Poultry Production - Dr. Hector Cervantes, Senior Manager for Poultry Technical Services, Phibro Animal Health, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Christine Hoang - Antimicrobials in Poultry


Antimicrobials in Poultry - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

PoultryCast 0302, The Welfare And Production Impact Of Various Housing Systems

Download mp3PoultryCast 0302 Show Notes:
  • At the recent Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference, Dr. Tony Pescatore, University of Kentucky extension specialist, presented on the "Impact of Housing on Poultry Well-being, Egg Quality and Safety." We discussed his presentation outside the meeting hall. His warning... Watch the opportunities for bias in research on 'best housing alternatives'.

PoultryCast update for April 27, 2012, Traceability Systems and Antibiotics

Is there a movement for antimicrobial clawback? How about animal welfare warfare? How do you track the legislation/regulation environment when on the one hand we're losing access to products that help maintain a safe food supply and healthy animals, and on the other hand we see our ability to manage animal housing being usurped by Washington? It's more than a bit frustrating as Gary Baise pointed out in the last email update [audio].

Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Scientific Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), shares a glimpse of this new world in her comments before the poultry committee at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture program in Denver. She's also featured in the AVMA series Chew On This [audio], plus she presented before the NIAA antibiotic group in March 2012 [video].

Dr. Christine Hoang - Veterinarian’s Oversight of Antimicrobials


Veterinarian’s Oversight of Antimicrobials - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

PoultryCast 0299 - How Will The Antimicrobial Regulation Revisions Affect Poultry?

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PoultryCast Update for April 13, 2012, Salmonella Enteritidis Monitoring

It is no surprise the Environmental Protection Agency has recently had a decidedly retro-agriculture perspective. The range and extent of the actions being taken by the EPA is unprecedented. In the closing session of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's annual meeting, Illinois farmer and attorney Gary Baise shared his concerns with these policies and the impact on agriculture.

Dr. Eric Gingerich - Industry Perspective of the FDA Rule for Salmonella enteritidis Monitoring


Industry Perspective of the FDA Rule for Salmonella enteritidis (SE) Monitoring - Dr. Eric Gingerich, Poultry Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

PoultryCast Update for March 30, 2012, Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare


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Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Washington Gridlocked, Farm Bill, and You - House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen. Please pass this one to others in your organization [audio].
  2. Video: Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare - Initiatives to Ensure Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals - Dr. Tom Shryock, Senior Research Advisor of Microbiology, Elanco Animal Health, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA [video].
  3. Video: Antibiotic Product Development Challenges - Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration, shares how the U.S. FDA is approaching antibiotics in food-producing animals. Dr.

Expect More Public Review of Ag Operations

EPA and Poultry Hearing

Lewis Martin, West Pennboro Township in Cumberland County Pennsylvania, is proposing to build a 31,000 SF poultry barn located 1,645 feet from the Big Spring Creek watershed. In his National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit application, he proposes to disturb 8.24 acres to construct poultry houses on his property. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit application is required to address the project's erosion and sediment control and post-construction storm-water management.

"DEP [PA Dept of Environmental Protection] of has received numerous requests for a public hearing from citizens wanting to voice their concerns about the potential for runoff and disturbance to water sources from the poultry barns," DEP South-central Regional Director Rachel Diamond said. "Those comments are valuable to DEP and will be considered with final review of the permit application."

Of concern is the effect of the poultry operation on the Big Spring Creek watershed, which is a trout fishery and high-quality stream. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, to receive testimony.

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