Poultry

Prevention and Control of Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

by Caitlyn Andrews February 14, 2017 1 Comment

If you're in the poultry industry then chances are you've encountered darkling beetles. These little pests also go by the name of lesser mealworms or black beetles. Whatever you call them, they are one of the most common pests in poultry facilities. Darkling beetles can be present in alarmingly high numbers and cause significant damage to facilities and productivity.

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Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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How To Spot Signs And Prevent Heat Stress In Chickens

by Caitlyn Andrews August 04, 2016 2 Comments

Heat stress and exhaustion in chickens can be deadly if it's not caught in time. We're in the heat of summer now. Backyard chicken owners need to be watching their flocks for signs of heat stress. What is heat stress in poultry? Heat stress is a condition in chickens (and other poultry) caused by high temperatures, especially when combined with high relative humidity and low air speed.

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How to Keep Chickens Cool in the Summer Heat

by Caitlyn Andrews June 10, 2016

Alright, it's technically spring. But... the hot summer weather is just around the corner! Do you have a plan for helping your backyard chickens survive the heat? We'll give you some tips to beat the heat, but first, what are the dangers of overheating for your flock?

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Indiana Avian Influenza Quarantine Lifted

by Caitlyn Andrews May 02, 2016

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) sent out a press release today that announced the Final Avian Influenza Quarantine in the state has been lifted. As of May 1, 2016, the last of the infected site quarantines was released and a 90-day free status period was achieved.

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Considering a Career in Agriculture?

by Caitlyn Andrews March 15, 2016

If you didn't already know, today (March 15, 2016) is National Ag Day 2016! People around the country are celebrating the people who work hard year round to feed the world. Are you considering a career in agriculture? Great! According to research...

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