A poorly managed flock can lead to several on farm and processing issues. Fluctuation bird size and inadequate yield are common consequences of substandard pellet quality. Pellets which crumble into fines may lead to nutritional imbalances within the flock.
Raw ingredients for livestock feed production come from a variety of locations and, especially if there has been any exposure to livestock or wildlife feces, ingredients can act as a source for Salmonella serovars and other enteric bacteria including E. coli. Salmonella is able to
Salmonella and Eggs Do you know that the outer shell of the eggs can be contaminated by the penetration of bacteria through one of approximately 8,000 pores present in the eggshell? Salmonella may come from the colonized gut, contaminated feces during or after laying or direct
Pathogens are microorganisms that cause illness. They include bacteria (salmonella and campylobacter, for example) and viruses (such as avian influenza, ASF and PEDv). Pathogens can thrive in both feed and raw ingredients. By providing all the essential components pathogens need to
Last month, Dr. Nikki W. Shariat and Dr. Kristina M. Feye (along with their co-authors) published a groundbreaking paper in the Journal of Applied Microbiology on the use of CRISPR analysis to identify Salmonella serovars found in samples from commercial feed mills. Their two trials