Protracted Breach of Biosecurity in Poultry Industry
Bud Harmon (Animal Nutritionist, Brookside Agra, LLC)
There is a serious under appreciation for the severity by which darkling beetles (Alphitobius diaperinus) imperil the poultry industry. Egg, broiler, and turkey producers are coming to the realization that darkling beetles in many areas of the United States are the greatest vector for transmitting avian diseases. For many years there was an on-going whimsical debate among poultry produc...