Livestock

‘One-stop’ source of information on all livestock and poultry vaccines

Vetvac.orgA new online database aims to become a unique free ‘one-stop’ source of information on all the livestock and poultry vaccines produced throughout the world.

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Vaccinating broilers with the watering system

The watering system has evolved into a great tool for vaccinating large numbers of birds at onceThe watering system has evolved into a great tool for vaccinating large numbers of birds at once. With careful planning and preparation, this delivery method can ensure birds receive the vaccine in a timely and effective manner fashion.

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New ISO standard on traceability of fish products

new ISO standard on the traceability of finfish products will help improve food safetyThe use of a new ISO standard on the traceability of finfish products will help improve food safety by supplying stakeholders throughout the supply chain with accurate information about the origin and nature of these products

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Phytogenic feed additives and ammonia emissions

With a growing world population, the global demand for animal protein including pork will continue to grow in the futureWithin the swine industry the largest emissions concern is Ammonia (NH3), which is known for its negative impacts on the environment as well as animal health. Among several strategies, feed supplementation with plant-derived substances has shown substantial benefits in reducing ammonia emissions in pig production systems.

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Housing tips for poultry production in the tropics

Achieving the ideal environment for birds depends on appropriate management of the poultry housePoultry physiology is at the root of birds’ inability to cope with high temperature conditions especially with accompanying high humidity, but producers can design and manipulate housing to minimise heat stress and resulting loss of production.

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