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Reducing Antibiotic Usage in Game Birds

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Reducing Antibiotic Usage in Game Birds

With a 51% reduction in antibiotic usage over 2 years, the game industry norms are changing.  You can rear antibiotic free from only 3p per pheasant poult.

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Maximise Laying Success - What's the Stress About?

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Maximise Laying Success - What's the Stress About?

We all know that good quality feed and a well set out laying pen are essentials for laying game birds. Want to fully maximise your success? Read our blog to find out why water supplementation could be key for your pheasants, partridges or ducks.

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Mycoplasma Conference & Open Day

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Mycoplasma Conference & Open Day

Quill Productions will be holding a Mycoplasma Conference and Open Day on Wednesday 6th March. The day is kindly sponsored by Elanco and catering provided by Wild & Game Ltd. The day will include seminars and discussion sessions lead by 6 industry leading vets with a focus on Mycoplasma the disease, its effects on the game bird industry and what we can all do to control this disease. It is set to be an informative morning session. After a tasty lunch provided by Wild & Game Ltd there will be veterinary demonstrations, including postmortems. The aim of this event is...

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Effective Cleaning of Equipment & Rearing Units - What's the fuss about foaming cleaners?

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Effective Cleaning of Equipment & Rearing Units - What's the fuss about foaming cleaners?

Did you know that over cleaning with a high pressure washer can cause aerial transmission of pathogens such as bacteria and viruses? The solution? Simple! Replace the mechanical energy of the water washers by chemical energy in the form of a low pressure detergent system and prevent the droplets being created in the first place. This can be accomplished by a foam cleaner. The objective is to apply the foaming detergent to all surfaces of the housing and equipment to soften organic soiling and trap any particles. Because the detergent creates high density foam in the foaming lance, the nozzle...

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Best Treatment for Digital Dermatitis

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Best Treatment for Digital Dermatitis

There is no doubt about it: farmers are being hit in all sectors whether it is arable, pigs, sheep or dairy. My dear old mother used to say “You do dairy cows son and you will always be assured of a sensible cash flow”.  How times have changed. Dairy farmers must look at any opportunity to cut out unnecessary spending.  For far too long foot bathing for digital dermatitis (also known as hairy heel warts, strawberry foot or Mortellaro disease) has gone under the radar and farmers have not appreciated the cost savings that can be made from moving away...

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