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Biosecurity Advice- Protecting your game birds

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Biosecurity Advice- Protecting your game birds

Recent developments mean it has recently been make or break for the Game Industry. The outbreak of AI (Bird Flu) has devastated some shoots and game rearing operations. To ensure your set up is protected from Avian Influenza and reduce other infections, good biosecurity is essential. Make it your priority in all stages of a game bird's life to reduce loss, increase welfare and increase profits. 1. The Laying Hen Make sure you invest in high quality feed Ensure you have a clean nesting area 2. Incubators and Hatching Clean and disinfect eggs before they enter the incubator Plan and...

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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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The Future of Shooting – A Festive Challenge for All

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The Future of Shooting – A Festive Challenge for All

"With Christmas coming up, capitalise on the festive spirit to get your non-game eating friends converted.  I challenge everyone involved in shooting to do something this month, whether big or small to spread the word." Graham Crocker, MD on Wild and Game

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