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Poultry Water Line Sanitation
Never underestimate the importance of a clean, safe water supply to the health and performance of your flock, say Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Dr Morgan Farnell (Associate Professor) and Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor), all at the Department...
Chinese Herbs as Alternatives to Antibiotics in Feed for Swine and Poultry Production
Potential of Chinese herbs and challenges in their application are explored in this review from a Sino-Canadian research group....
Evaporative Cooling Pad Design Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet to help understand evaporative pad design from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service....
Benefit of Swimming Access to Behaviour, Body and Plumage Condition and Heat Stress Effect of Local Ducks
This study from Indonesia indicates that access to water for swimming improves the conditions for ducks but there was no advantage in terms of egg production over other systems without such access to water....
Effect of Dietary Non-phytate Phosphorus and Calcium Concentration on Calcium Appetite of Broiler Chicks
An experiment in Australia suggests that the dietary concentration of non-phytate phosphorus may influence the calcium-specific appetite of broilers and that the birds attempt to balance their intakes of these two nutrients....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: January-March (Q1) 2014
Among the highlights included in this quarterly report are ongoing issues with reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers and Marek’s disease in turkeys. Marek’s disease virus genome has also been detected in a goose. Vitamin B2 deficiency was...
Fighting Campylobacter Colonisation in Broiler Chickens
The inclusion of the multi-species synbiotic PoultryStar significantly reduced caecal colonisation of Campylobacter jejuni in broilers, reports Dr Wael Abdelrahman, Technical Consultant, Poultry, Probiotics with Biomin....
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, according to a new study in northern Italy....
European Poultry Conference Explores Challenging Welfare Issues
Welfare issues of modern broilers and laying hens were among the topics discussed at the recent European Poultry Conference, reports Dawn Scholey of Nottingham Trent University for ThePoultrySite. ...
Treating Litter Between Batches of Broilers
An overview of research from Australia on the re-use of broiler litter, looking at heaping to kill potential pathogens and how to control ammonia levels during brooding....
Geese for Sustainable Weed Control
The US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) explains how to use geese as a sustainable weed control method in an asparagus field and generally....
Lameness Better Predicts Broiler Performance in Mobility Tests Than Other Bird Characteristics
According to Bristol University researchers, reduced mobility in broilers is closely linked to lameness (as assessed by gait score) and not to other bird factors such as weight. Affected birds may be experiencing pain or discomfort. ...
Effect of Arginine Supplementation of Broiler Breeder Hens on Progeny Performance
This Brazilian work reveals that supplementation of the broiler breeder diet with the amino acid, arginine, had little effect on the progeny but there were benefits in terms of improved performance, meat yield and bone strength with higher arginine levels...
Effect of Range Enrichment on Performance, Behaviour and Forage Intake of Free-range Chickens
Although there was no difference in bird performance, range enrichment in the form of olive trees was found to be beneficial for poultry in this experiment in Italy. Mortality was lower and the birds ranged further, ate more forage and had fewer injuries...
A Practical Guide to On-Farm Fan Testing
Critical information for improved broiler performance through better house and ventilation system design, operation and management from Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson from the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University....
 
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