Scientists raise concern over frequent and irresponsible use of antibiotics by animal farm industry

Antimicrobial resistance profiles and presence of resistance determinants and integrons were evaluated in Salmonellaenterica strains from Brazilian poultry. The analysis of 203 isolates showed that those from the poultry environment (88 isolates) were significantly more resistant to antimicrobials than isolates from other sources, particularly those isolated from poultry by-product meal (106 isolates). Thirty-seven isolates were resistant to at least three antimicrobial classes.

The effect of the immunomodulator Natstim ® (lyophilised killed bacterial cells from Escherichia coli 29, Escherichia coli J5, Staphylococus aureus 27/58 at amounts corresponding to 10 10 cells of each species, stabilized with Dextrane 40) on growth performance and two factors of natural humoral immunity serum lysozyme concentrations and the activity of the alternative pathway of complement activation (APCA) was investigated. The results for the experimental group showed a tendency towards higher live weight at 35 and 49 days of age.

Central Pollution Control Board approved guidelines for poultry farms to address the environmental problems from poultry farms.

In the realm of avian research, the chicks with the glow-in-the-dark beaks and feet might one day rock the poultry world.

COIMBATORE: Food safety officers have begun collecting samples from KFC outlets and Pepsico's Kurkure following a high court directive ordering the food safety authority to check for the presence o

When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice - they naturally immunise their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments, scientists say.

The rapid transformation of the livestock sector in recent decades brought concerns on its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, disruptions to nitrogen and phosphorous cycles and on land use change, particularly deforestation for production of feed crops. Animal and human health are increasingly interlinked through emerging infectious diseases, zoonoses, and antimicrobial resistance. In many developing countries, the rapidity of change has also had social impacts with increased risk of marginalisation of smallholder farmers.

Countries in West Africa, which have been hard hit by the Ebola virus, may soon be battling with a serious bird flu crisis, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Mond

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dipak Mondal Vs Pollution Control Appellate Authority, West Bengal & Ors. dated 08/07/2015 regarding residential area functioning/operation of poultry, hatchery and piggery as mentioned in Sl. No. 55 of the list of industries under ‘green category’ issued by West Bengal State Pollution Control Board is justified, in view of the fact that the poultry farm is causing air pollution and affecting the health of the people in the residential area.

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