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Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways
...s of chickens in Delaware--one of the nation's top poultry
producers--have been on a diet to reduce their imp...sphorus is output in chicken manure. So now when poultry
litter is used to fertilize a farm field, a lot less phosphorus is available to potentially leach fr...
Recycled garden compost reduces phosphorus in soils
...igh application rates of inorganic fertilisers and poultry
manure, resulted in phosphorus levels well above t...rs in the region had relied too much on the use of poultry
manure as a fertiliser. Farmers use poultry
manure as a cheap source of nitrogen but it is also hi...
Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain
... virus has caused disease and death in millions of poultry
across the globe and occasionally has been transmitted to humans, often fatally. By mid-May 2007, according to the World Health Organization, there had been 306 known cases in humans, 185 of them fatal. Now, doctors based at the Hospital for Tropi...
Leading the fight against food poisoning
...lth Protection Agency. Campylobacters are found in poultry
and other animals and cause millions of cases of f...cterial contamination of meat that is prevalent in poultry
processing and is transferred to chicken meat on grocery shelves." GangaGen and The University of ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...method which previously tested 100 minced meat and poultry
samples following 24 hours of preenrichment and sh... method with artificially inoculated pork meat and poultry
samples," say the researchers. "The main advantage of the method developed is the reduced time of a...
Veterinary scientists explore poultry virus as cancer killer
...tates in 2007. According to Subbiah, the use of poultry
viruses as cancer therapy poses no threat to humans and several other oncolytic viruses are currently being explored to treat cancer. However, Subbiahs work is the first to alter Newcastle disease virus through a reverse genetic system to target pros...
U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza
...nam; wild bird populations in Laos; and commercial poultry
operations in other Asian countries. The majority of diagnostic testing and virus characterization will occur at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicines Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Genomic Center. Faculty will obtain an...
Researcher examines polymers created with poultry feathers
...arch 29, 2007 Biodegradable polymers created from poultry
feathers may add value to the poultry
industry and help solve the growing environmental problem of plastic waste. According to the U.S. ...
Migratory birds: Innocent scapegoats for the dispersal of the H5N1 virus
...influenza virus subtype H5N1 was first detected in poultry
in November 1996 in south-east China. The virus su...e to human activities, in particular, movements of poultry
or their products. This commercial scenario is the one that explained the expansion and the maintena...
Will the plague pathogen become resistant to antibiotics?
... that helps bacteria commonly found in US meat and poultry
resist several antibiotics has also been found in the plague bacillus Yersinia pestis, gene sequence researchers report. The ability to resist many of the antibiotics used against plague has been found so far in only a single case of the disease ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... developed countries, are commonly affiliated with poultry
products including chicken. Therapeutic doses of antibiotics in chicken feed have been administered since the 1950s, but are now discouraged due to increasing rates of antibiotic resistance. In the study researchers tested for B-defensin gallin...
David H. Baker to be honored for work in animal and nutritional science
...steine. "Methionine is a critical amino acid in poultry
diets, but I am interested in it also because of i... be useful in treating nutritional deficiencies in poultry
or other animals, Bakers research has found that higher levels (addition of 3 grams per 100 grams di...
Low-pathogenic forms of bird flu do cause illness among birds
...eath among birds seems to originate from intensive poultry
farms." In the Dutch study 25 swans were investigated. The birds were caught in polder Wieringermeer (NW-Netherlands) last winter and were measured, weighed and screened for the prevalence of avian influenza viruses. Twelve birds were equipped with...
In-shell vaccine for chick disease
...irus (IBV) causes losses of 23.6M a year to the UK poultry
industry but scientists are now developing a new w...ctious disease in terms of economic loss to the UK poultry
industry. Infection can lead to severe respiratory disease, dramatically reduce egg production and a...
New research predicts US entry of H5N1 avian influenza
...untries in the Western Hemisphere through infected poultry
trade. Following the initial outbreaks of H5N1 av...untries in the Western Hemisphere through infected poultry
trade rather than from migrating birds from eastern Siberia, as previously thought. The subsequent m...
UNH research uses satellite observation to track avian flu
...vian Influenza survives and gets transmitted among poultry
and wild birds. The work focuses on China, where o...tural practices of rice production and harvesting, poultry
production involving huge populations of free-grazing ducks, and the migratory behavior of wild bird...
University of Illinois scientist helping processors keep E. coli out of meat
... the use of enhancement solutions, a practice that poultry
and ham processors have used for years with very few problems. "A certain amount of fat makes meat juicy and tasty, but in recent years consumers have been demanding leaner and leaner cuts of meat. Processors are now using the needles that tenderiz...
Poultry consumption, handling are risk factors for antibiotic resistance in humans
...ion, Marshfield, Wis., and his colleagues examined poultry
exposure as a risk factor for antibiotic resistanc...ime that resistant bacteria can be found on retail poultry
products, but our study is one of the first to show an association between human carriage of antibio...
Urgent call to action issued to protect world's most vulnerable populations from influenza pandemic
... in economics, epidemiology, ethics, human rights, poultry
production, public and animal health and public policy came together to craft it, the Bellagio Statement of Principles represents a new framework for how to approach pandemic prevention and response planning. Examined through the lens of leading soci...
Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively
Incomplete vaccination of poultry
flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of ...spread of the disease. Vaccination of commercial poultry
against highly pathogenic avian flu like H5N1 is proving controversial because it is thought that it...
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