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  • In the Netherlands, the focus lies on a sustainable dairy herd with a longer working life. That is only possible if cows are kept healthy to an older age. In 2021, GD conducted an in-depth study into the relationship between working life and animal health. Read more

  • As of 2018, the IBV D181 strain is regularly found in Dutch layer and parent flocks, which suffer decreased egg production, reduced egg quality and increased mortality. In research commissioned by the poultry sector, GD discovered that D181 can also cause false layer syndrome, as well as renal damage in young chicks. As there is no commercial vaccine to combat D181, it was time to study the effect of various vaccine combinations. Read more

  • This GD Update we share with you some insights into GD’s involvement in the fight against high-pathogen avian influenza. Attention is paid to the importance of national and international cooperation and we introduce our new Malaysian distributor: Abadiah Laboratori Sdn Bhd. Read more

  • Vitamin D3 is extremely important for bone metabolism and bone development, the muscles and general immunity to infectious diseases. In recent years, the Veekijker for swine has received many questions about lameness. Lameness cases are probably also partially a result of a vitamin D3 deficiency. Read more

  • The business development team, led by Wim Kieftenbeld, will be on hand to answer any questions about animal health programmes and the innovative VIR check at Eurotier. Read more

  • The percentage of internal steatosis in dairy cattle older than 1 year, submitted for pathology to GD, is still high and continues to increase. As of 2018, the pathologists have seen a considerable increase in internal steatosis in dairy cattle older than 1 year. This is an undesirable development, as internal steatosis impacts the health of cattle. Read more

  • In 2020, GD found the Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (O.r.) bacteria at two unrelated poultry farms, where a number of chicks had died of sepsis, which is an unusual clinical sign. These bacteria are known to cause respiratory problems, and an infection is generally only established upon slaughter. Read more

  • Monitoring data from recent years shows an increase in a number of bacterial diseases. More insight into the incidence, spread, genetic variation and pathogenic potential is an important step in tackling these bacteria. GD was commissioned by the poultry sector to study three bacteria: Gallibacterium anatis, the erysipelas bacterium and the ORT bacterium. Read more

  • Want to know everything about contract research? Berend Oosterhuis awaits you at the Eurotier, the international trade show for innovative ideas for livestock farming to come together from all over the world. Read more

  • Together we are stronger and we know more. It is therefore important that various organisations can work together to monitor animal health. Within the Netherlands but also further afield. An extensive network has developed over the years, which continues to grow. Read more

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