News tagged with poultry

Newcastle disease gets new vaccine

A new vaccine for Newcastle disease (ND) in poultry has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Athens, Ga. Using reverse genetics technology, the new vaccine is made from part ...

Jan 14, 2011
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Germany kills 140 dioxin-contaminated pigs

(AP) -- German authorities ordered 140 pigs slaughtered Tuesday after tests showed high levels of a cancer-causing chemical for the first time in swine, as the nation's dioxin scandal widened beyond poultry and eggs.

Jan 11, 2011
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Germany detects illegal dioxin levels in poultry

(AP) -- German investigators have found excessive levels of cancer-causing dioxin in chicken - the first such confirmation of tainted meat since the discovery that German farm animals had eaten contaminated ...

Jan 09, 2011
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Germany halts pork, egg sales in dioxin scare

(AP) -- Germany froze sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday to stem the spread of food contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, as fears grew that farmers could have been using ...

Jan 07, 2011
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Rain gardens are sprouting up everywhere

Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are mandatory for many communities nationally. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are finding ways to improve rain gardens so they ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Less feather pecking with bitter spray

Feather pecking among chickens can be reduced by half if their feathers are sprayed with a bitter substance. Unfortunately, pecking cannot be corrected, says Bas Rodenburg of the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre of Wageningen ...

Oct 29, 2010
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Arsenic in field runoff linked to poultry litter

Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the ...

Aug 16, 2010
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