September 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

August 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

July 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

Opening hours Queens Jubilee

PHS Opening Hours for The Queen’s Jubilee 2022 We hope that the special extended bank holiday weekend provides an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. Please see our opening hours below. Mon 30th May – Weds 1st June – Normal hours 8.30am – 5.00pm Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th… Read more »

June 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

May 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

April 2022 Newsletter

URGENT: Salmonella Samples Some samples are still being sent to the old lab address. We have been making daily runs to collect these samples, however, this has now ended and the old pre-paid envelopes will no longer be accepted by the Royal Mail. Any samples sent to the old Milton address will not be collected, logged, or… Read more »

“We must improve pet poultry services…”

“We must improve pet poultry services” Owners often struggle to access healthcare of pet poultry, but during the avian influenza outbreak, these birds have been neglected further by veterinary practices, argue Henrietta Kodilinye-Sims and Alex Royden (PHS Lead Vet (Northwest)). This must be addressed both in the short term and for future provision of care:… Read more »

Game Site Assessments and Assurance Schemes

With a vast array of assessments and assurance schemes now available for game bird sites, the PHS game bird vets have put together this handy guide to help you choose the best one for you. You can also view a larger version of the guide, here. For more information and to speak to a game… Read more »

How farmers can achieve better broiler leg health

Broilers are bred to be fast-growing, with average daily liveweight gains of about 68g and final kill weights typically exceeding 2.8kg, according to Aviagen Ross 308 performance objectives. This makes them susceptible to leg health issues, which are estimated to reduce profits by 10-40%. Vet Marie Menniti of Poultry Health Services, Edinburgh says it’s difficult… Read more »