WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals.

Since the first case of HPAI was confirmed in a broiler breeder operation near Villiers, Mpumalanga in June 2017, a number of other poultry and ostrich operations, as well as wild bird species, hob

In another study done on eggs, it pointed out that eggs may contain large amounts of salmonella, both on the shell and inside the egg.

WILL HARRIS is one of the heroes of “Big Chicken”, a new book by Maryn McKenna that looks at the widespread use of antibiotics in poultry farming.

CHENNAI: Animal welfare activists have long been speaking about the cruel practices involved in poultry farming, especially the use of battery cages.

Meerut: With the outbreak of swine flu in Uttar Pradesh, the health authorities have now started gearing up for bird flu virus.

Chandigarh: Based on the report of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) about inhuman practices being followed in poultry farms across Haryana and its impact on environment a

Multi-drug resistant bacteria are moving from poultry enclosures to agricultural fields, says study

Misuse of antibiotics in poultry farms is leading to a proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

This new study establishes that poultry environment is a reservoir of multidrug resistant bacteria and points towards the role of litter in spreading ABR in the environment. Antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective.

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