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Global alliance to bring together research on avian diseases

The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference will be held between 29 June – 1 July, creating global partnerships to bring together the academic community and poultry industry. The partnership, led by The Pirbright Institute will share and exchange latest research advances, promote collaborations and maximize the use of resources and expertise to progressively...
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New research shows that Campylobacter can cause disease in chickens

Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen  Campylobacter jejuni  is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry according to research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "The main implication is that Campylobacter is not always harmless to chickens. This...
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Keel bone damage in commercial laying hens

Keel bone damage in egg-laying hens is a major animal welfare and farm productivity issue. It afflicts more than half of birds in commercial facilities according to recent published figures. Although the frequency of damage will vary with a host of factors (including housing conditions, nutrition, breed and age) keel bone damage occurs worldwide affecting billions of hens. Despite its...
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PROHEALTH: £10 million research project into sustainable farming

PROHEALTH, led by Newcastle University, has been awarded the largest ever EU grant in animal health to explore new ways to ensure the sustainability of modern animal production.  The consortium of 22 academic, industry and private enterprise organisations from 11 countries has been awarded 11.9 million Euros (more than £10 million) to identify new solutions to reconcile modern animal...
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Poultry probiotic’s coat provides clues to ability to battle bugs

Researchers at the BBSRC strategically-funded Institute of Food Research have characterised the coat of a potential poultry probiotic, giving the first clues of how it may be used to exclude pathogenic bacteria from chickens. Lactobacillus johnsonii has previously been shown to exclude Clostridium perfringens from the guts of poultry, opening the door to it being developed as a way...
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