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September 20, 2019
Women in Ag Conference

In search of a necrotic enteritis vaccine

Canadian researchers just a few years away from commercializing a solution for poultry producers.

New and emerging mycotoxins added to Alltech testing panel

Additions enhance understanding of occurrence, potential risk to animal performance.

Research provides insight on colonization of broilers by salmonella

Broilers could potentially become colonized at any time, study finds.
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Feature articles 
Reduced antimicrobial use

Adjusting to reduced antimicrobial use

Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)’s antimicrobial use reduction strategy is well thought out and ideally paced. This is evidence of the strong leadership that continues to elevate the importance of responsible use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. » Read more
Gislain Houle

Who's Who - Quebec - Christian and Gislain Houle

When the Houle brothers were growing up on their parents’ poultry farm near Drummondville, Que., the trucks that brought feed for the family’s egg and broiler birds always left empty on the return trip to the local feed mill. But since 2006, when the brothers merged their own egg and commercial crop-centric commerce with their parents’ business, the feed mill’s trucks make the return trip with full loads of the family’s own corn, wheat or soy. » Read more

PIC Annual Meeting

Oct. 24
Guelph, Ont.
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Oct. 27-29
Niagara Falls, Ont.
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