OCTOBER 27, 2017

| by anonymous author

Staff and visitors letting down biosecurity on EU broiler farms

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Better education of broiler farmers and their staff would help improve overall biosecurity on broiler farms in Europe, according to a comprehensive new study published this week.

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OCTOBER 18, 2017

| by Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, Ida Thøfner, Magne Bisgaard Rikke, Heidemann Olsen, Jens Peter Christensen, Henrik Christensen

Staphylococcus agnetis, a potential pathogen in broiler breeders

Abstract

In this study, four broiler parent flocks have been followed from the onset of the production period (week 20) until slaughter (week 60). Every week, approximately ten dead broiler breeders, randomly selected among birds dead on their own, were collected and subjected to a full post mortem analysis including bacteriological examination. In total 997 breeders were investigated and for the first time Staphylococcus agnetis was isolated in pure culture from cases of endocarditis and septicemia from 16 broiler breeders. In addition, the cloacal flora from newly hatched chickens originating from the same four flocks were ...