So How Do I Know It Worked?

So How Do I Know It Worked?

OK, you have made the command decision to improve your company’s live production performance and/or economics. You are simultaneously glorified and mortified. We have been here before, and implemented improvements that don’t seem to pan out. The product/methods you chose were backed by scientific and third-party research. So, what happened? It just may have toRead more

Characterisation of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) from Eimeria species infectious to chickens

MIF Variation Macrophage migratory inhibition factor (MIF) is a highly conserved protein. Analogs have now be identified from single celled organisms to humans. MIF was first identified in 1966 for its ability to stop macrophage migration (David JR 1966). MIF is now known to be important in both innate and adaptive immunity. MIF seems toRead more

Recent Insights into Microbial Triggers of IL-10 Production in the host and the impact on infectious disease pathogenesis

IL-10 Upregulation IL-10 is a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine important in the resolution of infection. IL-10 helps to moderate excessive inflammation associated with microbial infections and tips the balance of the immune response towards TH2. However, IL-10 has been shown to be a critical component of many bacterial, viral, and protozoan infection strategies. Duell et al.Read more

USDA Identifies Coccidiosis as #1 Broiler Health Priority

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture as well as the Agricultural Research Service have identified the 5 major threats to poultry health they are looking to address over the next five years. Among the short list, “Coccidiosis and gut health” was listed number one with “Antibiotic-free broiler production” coming in at second. AbRead more