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Eggshell Temperature Manipulations During Hatching Influence Hatchability, Broiler Performance and Ascites Incidence
Both short- and long-term periods of elevated temperatures during incubations were found in this Turkish study to affect embryo development, incubation results, broiler performance and the incidence of ascites....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2014
Among the notable items in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) were outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Europe and Great Britain, a continued increase in diagnoses of blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens, infectious...
Avian Influenza Update and FAQ
An update on avian influenza and frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist), both at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption Continues to Grow in Americas
Egg consumption per person in the Americas continues to grow and to remain well ahead of the global average, observes industry analyst, Terry Evans....
Nutrient Content in Mississippi Broiler Litter
Researchers at Mississippi State University, led by Tom Tabler (Extension Professor, MSU Extension Poultry Science) have sampled and analysed litter from more than 200 of the state's broiler farms to determine the effects of various litter treatments...
New Chicks: What to Do Once They Arrive
Tips from a poultry expert with Purina Animal Nutrition for hobby flock owners on how to give their new chicks the best possible start in life....
Growth of Superdosing Markets Start of New Era in Phytase Use
According to recently conducted market research, the use of phytase feed enzymes within the monogastric feed sector has grown to a level of 90 per cent market penetration since their introduction in the 1990s, according to AB Vista....
Effect of Dietary Energy and Protein Content on Growth and Carcass Traits of Pekin Ducks
Two experiments by researchers in the US and China examined the effects and interactions of dietary energy and crude protein on the growth and carcass characteristics of meat ducks....
Effect of Sweet Green Pepper on Yolk Colour and Performance of Laying Hens
New research from Brazil shows that sweet green pepper can improve egg yolk colour when it is included in the diets of laying hens. At high levels, it did reduce egg size but otherwise, it had no adverse effects on performance or egg quality parameters...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas Egg Exports More Than Double
While shell egg exports by the Americas have more than doubled between 2000 ans 2011, they represent only a small proportion of the world total, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans. The region does account for just over one-third of global dried...
Nutritional Characteristics of Camelina Meal for Broiler Chickens
Research carried out in the US and Turkey indicates that camelina meal is poorly utilised by three-week-old broilers....
Response of Shaver Brown Laying Hens to Different Feeding Space Allowance
This experiment at the University of the South Pacific reveals that the best compromise in terms of flock uniformity and cost of production was achieved when each pullet/hen had between 11 and 14cm space at the feeding trough from 18 to 38 weeks of age....
Broiler Chicken Welfare Assessment in GLOBALGAP-certified and Non-certified Farms in Brazil
Broiler producers in Brazil are achieving good standards of welfare for their birds, regardless of whether they participate in an international certification scheme, according to a new study....
Development of Vaccine-induced Immunity against TRT in Turkeys
The frequency of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) outbreaks and/or failure of TRT vaccination could be correlated with differences in the immunological status and/or the age at vaccination, according to this new work from Poland....
Understanding the True Impact of Non-Starch Polysaccharides in Poultry Diets
Dietary fibre, and non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) in particular, can have a substantial negative impact on monogastric digestion and performance, with restricted digestibility leading to significant reductions in feed efficiency and growth, says AB...
 
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