Poultry Pathogen Control Resources

Don't Let Unclean Water Rob Livestock Performance

 

When it comes to the performance of a production herd or flock, the source, quantity, quality and composition of water can have a major impact on how animals perform. Not only should water be available in sufficient quantities, but it should have the right balance in pH and minerals and other components in order to maximize digestive function, gut health and overall animal performance.

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Kemin Launches CaptiSURE for Feed Biosecurity Programs

 

Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America announced the addition of CaptiSURE™ to its growing feed safety product portfolio. CaptiSURE is a unique, highly available energy source derived from palm kernel oil and comprised of a proprietary blend of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

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Feedstuffs: Model Illustrates Viral Pathogens Can Survive in Feed Ingredients

 

A research model designed to evaluate the survival of important viral pathogens of livestock in animal feed ingredients imported into the U.S. is providing further evidence that contaminated feed ingredients may indeed represent a risk.

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Keeping Pathogens Out: Step 1 of a Disease Prevention Strategy

 

Infectious agents, or pathogens, are a threat to livestock and poultry health and even human health in some zoonotic situations. Pathogens that cause diseases also have significant economic implications, as well as negative effects on animal welfare.

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Controlling Salmonella in Feed

 

Why is Salmonella so difficult to control? Perhaps there are two characteristics that make Salmonella such a challenge: persistence and adaptability. Salmonella can persist from months to years in a wide range of materials. As a result, Salmonella may be found nearly anywhere one wants to look.

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From a Vet's Perspective: An Interview with Amber Stricker, DVM

 

Times are changing and the days of using antibiotics as the sole health management strategy are over. Now more than ever, a team approach is needed for the best animal health management. Many producers are under-utilizing their veterinarians and not fully capturing the value they can provide. Routinely working with your veterinarian to identify root causes of reoccurring health challenges and develop disease prevention strategies will pay dividends.

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Taking Animal Health and Welfare to the Next Level

 

The production of meat, milk and eggs for human consumption is coming under increased pressure as the global human population continues to increase. Sporadic, acute disease outbreaks, caused by common pathogens or the introduction of new pathogens, increase food product costs and are risks to global nutrition.

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Feed Biosecurity: Oxymoron or Global Paradigm Shift?

 

What a difference a few years makes! Prior to the porcine diarrhea virus (PEDV) epidemic in 2013-2014 across North America, no one seriously considered feed as a potential vehicle for pathogen transmission. However, there is now a growing body of scientific evidence strongly suggesting that feed and feed ingredients may be risk factors for the spread of PEDV at both the domestic and the global levels.

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The Chicken Parts Performance Standard: Opportunities Ahead

 

Consumer preference has changed with regards to the chicken they are purchasing. Buying a whole chicken at the grocery store to take home and prepare is not as common as it used to be and, in fact, only represents about ten percent of the chicken products U.S. consumers are putting in their shopping cards. This is important information for the U.S. chicken industry as well as the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS), as these two groups share a common goal, which is to reduce the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter on chicken products.

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Biosecurity at the Farm Level and the Role of Feed and Feed Ingredients

 

Producers and feed manufacturers responsible for the production of meat, milk and eggs play an important role in reducing biosecurity risks. Breaches in biosecurity can impact food safety, consumer trust and lead to lost revenue and production.

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The Kemin Pathogen Control Team is Here for You!

 

The Kemin Pathogen Control Team is here to provide you with the tools needed to lower and control your facility’s pathogen load. By providing around-the-clock customer support, our program approach supplies the people and resources needed to help you prepare for the future.

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Chemical Mitigant Forms – Which is More Effective in Feed, Liquid or Dry?

 

It is well established that feed and feed ingredients are possible transmission route for pathogens. With many producers evaluating the risk of internationally-sourced ingredients and feed contamination, chemical mitigants are being considered as part of a comprehensive biosecurity program – with formaldehyde and medium chain fatty acids being amongst them. Numerous discussions and ongoing research are focusing on certain product categories. But, which product form – liquid or dry – offers better efficacy against pathogens in feed?

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Evaluation of a Proprietary Blend of C8 and C10 Medium Chain Fatty Acids Against Salmonella in Poultry Feed

 

A Salmonella challenge study was conducted at the University of Arkansas Poultry Health Lab, Fayetteville, AR, to determine the efficacy of a proprietary blend of C8 and C10 Medium Chain Fatty Acids. The challenge consisted of two independent studies in which the product’s efficacy was tested to remove Salmonella from a previously challenged feed or prevent a Salmonella challenge in feed.

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CaptiSURE

 

CaptiSURE is a proprietary blend of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), labeled as a liquid energy source for use in animal feed and feed materials.

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Medium Chain Fatty Acids FAQ

 

Over the years, MCFA have been well researched and have been shown to have antimicrobial properties against gram (+) and gram (-) bacteria, as well as viruses. MCFA are amphipathic, having hydrophilic and hydrophobic characteristic, similar to the phospholipid bi-layer of the cell membrane. Due to this similarity, they are able to insert themselves into the bi-layer of the membrane.

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Effect of CaptiSURE on Vitamin Stability and Enzyme Activity

 

The nature of feed manufacturing has evolved from locally-sourced to globally-sourced feed ingredients; this means that some ingredients may originate from regions where disease outbreaks are active. With an increasing awareness of emerging animal diseases and their ability to cross national boundaries, there is a greater need for vigilance and improving methods of mitigating risk in the global economy.

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Sal CURB® and CaptiSURE as Part of a Feed Biosecurity Program

 

Under the conditions of this study, the “ice block” challenge model successfully infected pigs with all three viruses. This large scale, field-based model demonstrated the risk of contaminated feed as a vehicle for viral transmission to pigs. Both formaldehyde and a medium chain fatty acid blend were effective at preventing transmission of all three viruses through feed in this model. Additionally, performance of pigs in the formaldehyde and medium chain fatty acid blend treatments were significantly improved compared to the positive control pigs. Sal CURB® and CaptiSURE may be used as part of a comprehensive biosecurity plan.

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Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial: Internal Research Summary

 

Contaminated feed has been recognized as a source of infections pathogens and poses a risk for those raising livestock and poultry to produce meat, milk and eggs. Legislation such as the Food Safety Modernization Act focuses on feed, pet food and ingredient facilities that process, pack, manufacture or hold feed to identify hazards and to have a plan to control those hazards.

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Sal CURB® Brochure

 

Keeping pathogens at bay is the first step to an effective on-farm biosecurity program. An often-overlooked aspect in biosecurity planning, however, is the role of feed. Feed and feed ingredients may carry pathogens that are detrimental to animal health and welfare. That's where Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial comes in. Sal CURB is a key component of a comprehensive feed biosecurity and pathogen control program.

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Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial FAQ

 

Sal CURB® ASF Liquid Antimicrobial is a blend of aqueous formaldehyde and propionic acid. Sal CURB maintains Salmonella-negative status of complete feeds and feed ingredients for up to 21 days and controls mold in feeds or feed ingredients.

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Information on Formaldehyde

 

Formaldehyde is a natural chemical necessary for life. It is a colorless, strong-smelling gas and is referred to as formalin when used in water-based solutions. Formaldehyde is used in products including particle board, household products, glues, permanent press fabrics, paper product coatings, fiberboard and plywood. It is also widely used as an industrial fungicide, germicide and disinfectant.

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