Category: Commercial Poultry

Salmonella sampling over the New Year holidays

All Salmonella testing is now carried out at the Edinburgh lab. We wanted to make all our clients aware that that Tuesday, 2 January 2019 is a public holiday in Scotland.  Whilst the lab will be processing samples, Royal Mail does not deliver north of the border on that day. The last delivery to the… Read more »

Environmental Enrichment Overview

After years as a poultry practitioner, I have witnessed a gradual shift in the way intensive farming is understood. Concepts like welfare, biosecurity and environmental enrichment have moved from the scientific papers, to the day-to-day routine on every farm. Some of these changes have been driven by consumer demand, by farm assurance scheme requirements and… Read more »

British Poultry Awards 2018

This year, Poultry Health Services sponsored the best Poultry Foodservice Product at the British Poultry Awards which took place on the 20th September at the Sheraton Grand hotel in London. The announcement of the winners was made in front of over 250 industry VIPs including retail buyers, manufacturers, producers and farmers. The winner was Green… Read more »

How to get the most from a poultry flock health plan

Sara Perez, was interviewed by Poultry World to explain the benefits of a documented health plan and its potential to improve production and performance. Flock health plans have evolved from assurance scheme checklists to the foundations of an active partnership between farmer and vet. You can read the full article, and how health plans are… Read more »

August 2018 Newsletter

This month we bring you news of our new practice in Sheriff Hutton and our new Astrovirus testing at the York Laboratory as well as introduce Gallifen – a new chicken worming product from Huvepharma. Read more

Relocation of Salmonella testing Service

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We opened a new state of the art poultry laboratory in the Pentlands Science Park (Penicuick) in February 2018. Since then, the laboratory has gone from strength to strength and we are now relocating all the testing currently performed at Crowshall laboratories to the new laboratory from Monday 2nd July 2018. From that… Read more »

July 2018 Newsletter

This month we bring you news of our new practice, give you tips for reducing heat stress, look at the Antibiotic Stewardship Report and we review Exzolt. Read more

A Career in Poultry Medicine

The field of veterinary medicine is incredibly diverse with many possible career paths once you are finally enrolled as an MRCVS. I have chosen to enter the poultry industry through a veterinary internship with Poultry Health Services (PHS). “Why poultry?” is the first question I get asked by most people on learning of my career… Read more »

June 2018 Newsletter

This month we meet a couple of members of our veterinary team, review the Pig & Poultry Fair and focus on Enterococcus bacteria. Read more