Daily Archives: November 11, 2013

UC Davis leads program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens

November 11, 2013
UC Davis leads program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens

DAVIS, Calif. — A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases — specifically the devastating Newcastle disease — has been launched under the leadership of the University of California, Davis. The global economic impact of virulent Newcastle disease is enormous. The project...

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Biosecuritiy education program slated for IPPE

November 11, 2013
Biosecuritiy education program slated for IPPE

ATLANTA — Outbreaks of the H7N9 virus in China and the H7N3 virus in Mexico have heightened the awareness and need for effective biosecurity programs. A half-day program sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, “Biosecurity — Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies,” will revisit the well-established basics of successful biosecurity plans and...

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