Animal Health Archives

Researchers Identify Parasitic Eyeworms As Cause For Quail Die-Offs

March 8, 2018 by Britney Booth

Scientists working on the largest quail disease study ever undertaken in the U.S. believe they have identified a major culprit behind previously unexplained die-offs of wild bobwhite quail. Led by the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, “Operation Idiopathic Decline” set out to determine whether disease, parasites, toxins or other factors were causing mysterious and sometimes […]

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Experts Watch Wintering Waterfowl For Signs Of Avian Influenza

March 7, 2018 by Britney Booth

Cold weather in portions of the United States has produced large concentrations of wild waterfowl in a number of areas, including Maryland—where an aerial survey counted more than 1 million waterfowl in tidal tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. That figure is well above the state’s five-year average and a red flag to producers of gamebirds, chickens […]

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In Light Of New Regulations, Building a Relationship with a Gamebird-Savvy Veterinarian Is Worth the Effort

July 12, 2017 by Britney Booth

The January 2017 implementation of Veterinary Feed Directive regulations administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) brought changes for livestock farmers including gamebird producers. Among the changes, VFD-designated drugs could no longer be used for enhanced growth or feed efficiency, or purchased over the counter. Besides changing the way many drugs are used, […]

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NAGA Participates In USDA Poultry Sector Meeting

June 23, 2017 by Britney Booth

As part of the North American Gamebird Association’s longstanding commitment to promoting the gamebird industry, NAGA representatives attend a number of governmental and trade association functions each year on members’ behalf. For example, NAGA board of directors member Todd Laudenslager recently participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Poultry Sector Meeting in Washington, D.C. The […]

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State Veterinarian Releases Avian Influenza Control Zone

April 14, 2017 by Britney Booth

  The Tennessee state veterinarian has released the control zone surrounding two Lincoln County poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The statewide poultry health advisory is also lifted, and poultry owners can now resume regular activity. “We have determined through extensive testing that HPAI has not spread to other poultry flocks in our […]

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USDA And Tennessee Department Of Agriculture Confirm Second Case Of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

March 16, 2017 by Britney Booth

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Tennessee state veterinarian have confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same strain of avian […]

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