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Toronto considers lifting ban on backyard chickens

Some Toronto residents with a hankering for their own fresh eggs could soon be in luck if city council approves a pilot project that would lift a ban on backyard hens.

Industry further reducing antimicrobial use

Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials of human importance.

Importing countries raise inspection bar for Brazil

Meat-importing countries from North America to Europe and Asia have tightened inspection standards for shipments from Brazil in a bid to protect consumers, following a probe into possible corruption involving inspectors.
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Targeting immunosuppression: How to build a good immune foundation

Exposure to stressors in the poultry production environment, along with infectious diseases that impair immunity, contribute to an overall reduction in flock health, causing a decrease in productivity.

In immunosuppressed birds, vaccine take can be decreased or post-vaccine reactions can be excessive, allowing secondary bacterial infections, like E. coli, to enter and manifest, thus requiring antibiotic treatment.

It is therefore imperative, to reduce immunosuppression to enhance the immune system, and to establish barriers to the most common routes of infection by avian pathogens. This can only be done by building a good and solid immune foundation.
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Northumberland Fisheries Festival Poultry Show

July 28, 2017
Location: Murray River, P.E.I.
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CHB/Vermilion Fair Poultry Show

July 28, 2017
Location: Vermillion, Alta.
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The West Niagara Fair and Poultry Show

September 7 – 10, 2017
Location: Grassie, Ontario
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12 – 14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ontario
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