Salmonella outbreak highlights backyard chicken concerns

Chickens aren’t just for the farm anymore. More and more city and suburban residents are building coops and raising flocks in their own backyards. But as poultry and humans increasingly share their living spaces, health problems can arise.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating that multiple ongoing outbreaks […]

Down on the farm: Biosecurity principles

Some of the scariest epidemics we hear about in the news aren’t just human infections — oftentimes, animals are the ones impacted.

But as we know, sick animals lead to sick humans. That’s why biosecurity is so important. The goals of a successful biosecurity plan are to keep animals healthy and to prevent the spread […]

Cracking the code: A look at bird flu strains

H5N1, H7N3, H7N9, H5N2, H7N8.

What do these mysterious series of letters and numbers mean, and why should we pay attention to them?

Some of these numbers might ring a bell if you pay close attention to the news. All of the above are strains of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu. H5N1 is […]

Avian flu: What poultry producers can do

As Neogen is responding to confirmed cases of avian influenza in multiple U.S. locations, one of the most common questions we are receiving from poultry producers is: “What can we do to protect our flocks?”

Neogen poultry industry expert Lindsay Berg says that although extra vigilance may be required in some cases, for most poultry […]

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Food Safety

“Health risk’” warning over fall in food safety checks – BBC Food hygiene inspections in the U.K. have fallen by 15% since 2003, research shows — with experts warning of risks […]

Neogen acquires Preserve International and Tetradyne

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired Preserve International and Tetradyne LLC, sister companies owned and operated by the private Nevada-based Preserve International corporation.

Founded in 1991, Preserve and Tetradyne offer the livestock and food processing industries cleaners, disinfectants, and associated products. Preserve has focused primarily on the swine, poultry and food […]

Industry prepares for potential reemergence of avian flu

As wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers in preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this fall.

As explained in a recent article, biosecurity is the poultry industry’s first line of defense to […]

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Animal Science

Could Feeding Livestock Hemp, Contaminate Food with Cannabis? – The Pig Site European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of […]

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Animal Science

Researchers Study Horses’ Fearfulness and Learning Ability –The Horse Researchers know that a horse’s personality traits can explain some of the differences we see in horses’ behavior and learning. […]

Join Neogen at IPPE for RWA Best Practices

Please stop by and see Neogen at booth 329 in Hall A at the upcoming International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event. From January 27–29, 2015, IPPE brings a rich tradition of expertise, innovation and collaboration which helps improve the industry and we are proud to […]