In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?
  • Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys
  • Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza
  • APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog
  • Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017
  • Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick
  • Winter Preparation for Poultry Flocks
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • Poultry

    Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

    More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural …

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    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

    Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs and whole, dressed poultry can be sold …

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    Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys

    In the fall of 2016, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced on March 18, 2017 that they were winding down their response to the screwworm infestation in Monroe County.  After months of surveillance, trapping, sterile …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/quarantine-lifted-screwworms-eradicated-from-florida-keys/

    Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza

    Source:  Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Alabama State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County, and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

    During …

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    APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog

    Source:  USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 01/09/2017

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead, Florida. The dog was isolated and his infested wounds were treated. Federal and state officials …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/aphis-confirms-new-world-screwworm-in-dade-county-dog/

    Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017

    Source: FDA CVM Animal Feed Safety System Team

    As of January 1, 2017, animal producers will not be able to purchase feeds over the counter that contain antimicrobials deemed important for human health. Instead, to buy and use feeds containing those antimicrobials, animal producers must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/medicated-livestock-feeds-will-require-veterinarian-authorization-in-2017/

    Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick

    Last summer the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 181 people from 40 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of June 2016, 611 people from 45 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 611, 138 were hospitalized, and 195 (32%) were …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/29/cute-baby-chicks-and-your-chickens-can-make-you-sick/

    Winter Preparation for Poultry Flocks

    With decreasing temperatures on the way, poultry farmers should implement proper management techniques to insure their animals’ health, safety, and productivity during the winter.  Now is a good time to take into consideration the light, heat, ventilation, food and water requirements of your flock and make adjustments as needed to optimize production through the winter.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/11/20/winter-preparation-for-poultry-flocks/

    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    There are currently four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections associated with contacting live poultry being investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of July 1, 2015 a total of 181 people, in 40 different states, have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/07/10/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry/

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