Poultry

Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have been achieved early and where challenges remain.   The ‘One Year On’ report, (issued 16...

Colleagues at Newcastle University are partnering in a new ambitious and ground-breaking EU – Chinese research project as internationally renowned experts and scientists from the European Union and China work together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in pigs and poultry.   A key pillar of the exciting...

A new vaccine strategy could offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by a serious respiratory disease. Infectious bronchitis virus is highly contagious and responsible for major economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. Infected chickens experience weight loss, decreased egg production and impaired egg quality....

The phenomenal growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world’s largest producer in the early 1990s, had profound consequences for the planet that its scientists are now addressing.   Demand for animal protein and increasing wealth fuelled a tripling in the domestic production of livestock...