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Effect of Production System and Flock Age on Egg Quality and Bacterial Load
New research from Australia reveals that overall eggshell quality was better and there was less bacterial contamination on eggs from caged hens than those kept on free-range. ...
Incidence of Gastrocnemius Tendon Rupture in Broilers
More tendon ruptures were observed in broilers reared during cooler months in this US trial, which the researchers attributed to the use of a growth promoter resulting in heavier bodyweights....
Effects of Light Stimulation During Incubation on Behaviour, Melatonin Levels and Productivity of Broilers
Results from the University of California-Davis indicate that 12 hours of light provided during incubation can have long-lasting effects on chick behaviour although the mechanism for this effect is unclear....
Arginine and Vitamin E Improve the Immune Response after a Salmonella Challenge in Broiler Chicks
Following a Salmonella Typhimurium challenge in chicks, dietary supplementation with the amino acid, arginine and vitamin E improved immune response although the concentration of the bacteria in the birds' caeca were unaffected, according to new research...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013 - Africa, Oceania Are Not Key Egg Traders
Africa and Oceania are not important players in the export market for shell eggs, according to poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans, but there is more trade in egg products....
Determination of Space Use by Laying Hens
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have assessed the amount of space a hen needs to carry out basic behaviour, including standing up, lying down, turning around and wing-flapping....
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Wet Litter Not Only Induces Footpad Dermatitis But Also Reduces Welfare, Performance and Carcass Yield in Broilers
A Dutch study has shown that broilers kept on wet litter not only had more footpad dermatitis but they also had poorer performance and defects that caused welfare issues and more condemnations than other birds kept on normal, dry litter....
Mixture of Carvacrol, Cinnamaldehyde and Capsicum Oleoresin Improves Energy Utilisation and Growth of Broilers
In this UK study, plant extracts appeared to improve energy utilisation for growth in broilers although the Metabolisable Energy content of the diet was not affected....
Energy - Fuel of Life
Gary Hogue (Aviagen Regional Technical Manager, North America) and John Halley (Aviagen Nutritionist) offer advice to flock managers on choosing feed energy levels for their breeder flock. ...
Incubating at Increased Egg Density
Demand for increased incubator capacity and reduced capital and maintenance costs have required some changes in the design of the egg trays, machine construction and temperature control systems in today's large modern incubators, explains Roger Banwell,...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013 - Hen Egg Production in Africa and Oceania
Africa offers great potential for increased egg production, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, while just two countries dominate the market in Oceania....
Aiming to Give Broilers and Turkeys the Best Start in Life
The growing period for broilers is short so it makes economic and managerial sense to give the chicks the very best start in life, writes Jackie Linden. A selection of the papers presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum offers an impression...
The Seven Basics of Better Brooding
There is no single key to successful brooding, according to Jess Campbell, Dennis Brothers, James Donald and Gene Simpson of the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University College of Agriculture. All it takes is paying proper attention to...
Managing Manure from the Backyard Flock
Advice from Mississippi State University on manure management for small poultry flock-owners....
 
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