10/09/2015

Warmer weather creates wonderland for worms this year

While chicken keepers may have enjoyed the mild temperatures last winter, many poultry parasites may have flourished during the warmer weather too. An increased worm challenge puts chickens at greater risk of poor health and reduced egg production; even affecting birds which seem to be fit and well. This makes the end of summer a […]

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27/11/2014

Elanco welcomes fresh faces to poultry team

Elanco Animal Health is delighted to welcome seven new faces to its Poultry Team; Adam Goddard, Dan Miles, Sophie Malkin, George Gould, Jessica Cross, Tom Hepburn and Deborah Cawood. The expansion and diversification of the team is a clear indication of Elanco’s commitment to providing support for the ever-growing needs of the poultry industry and […]

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05/03/2012

Enjoy Eggs from the Garden but Don’t Make False Economies

Enjoy Eggs from the Garden but Don’t Make False Economies Press Release February 2012 At the end of 2011 commercial egg producers observed a worrying trend: growth in the sales of eggs from caged hens and a decline in sales from free range hens.1 This might have been due to customers ‘trading down’ in an […]

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28/04/2011

Watch as Worms Spring Up

Spring is traditionally the time when gardens are brightened by the appearance of colourful tulips and daffodils, especially welcome after a cold hard winter like we had last year. But the unsavoury side to this time of year is that parasitic worms affecting poultry also spring into action. The ‘trigger’ temperature is commonly thought to […]

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28/04/2011

Same Pen, Same Problems

As the first consignments of game bird chicks come through ready to put into outdoor release pens, keepers are being reminded that using the same pens year after year can mean that the same problems crop up repeatedly. Parasitic worm eggs can survive for up to a year indoors depending on humidity and temperature, but […]

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