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Reducing Losses from Blackhead Disease
New research from the University of Georgia reveals that chicken litter may pose a risk of transmitting blackhead to turkey flocks, while their work to vaccinate birds against the disease was unsuccessful....
China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
There are signs of robust demand for meat and feed grains in China as the country moves into a new stage of development, according to James Hansen and Fred Gale of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in 'Amber Waves'....
Poultry Litter Ash as a Feed Supplement for Broiler Chickens
Poultry litter ash - formed by the combustion of poultry litter - was found to be a satisfactory alternative calcium and phosphorus source to dicalcium phosphate for broilers in a new study from Auburn University....
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Campylobacter Infection in Broilers in Spain
Factors that appeared to decrease the risk of Campylobacter infection in broilers in southern Spain were the existence of an entrance room to access the poultry house and drinking water treatment, according to a research from the University of Cordoba....
Bone Characteristics and Femoral Strength in Commercial Tom Turkeys
Reducing the energy and protein levels in the diet of male turkeys to 60 per cent of NRC recommendations improved both the strength and quality of the leg bones in a Michigan State University experiment. Bone length and ash content were not different...
Use of Antibiotics Declining in the European Union
Total antibiotic use in the EU is shown to be falling but much work still needed to inform the general public on their use, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team in a 'Special Eurobarometer' report of a survey of consumers across the region....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013 - Population Is Key to Egg Uptake Growth in Africa and Oceania
Poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans, forecasts the likely trends in per-capita egg consumption in Africa and Oceania in the coming years....
Composting Mass Poultry Mortalities
The composting process can be an economical, biosecure and environmentally sound method of converting substantial poultry losses into a biologically stable product for use as a soil amendment, explains Casey W. Ritz, Extension Poultry Scientist at the...
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...
Broiler Chicks Benefit from Natural Betaine
Dietary betaine supplementation for layers increased the level of betaine in their eggs and addition to broiler breeder diets increased hatch rate, according to new research from Poultry CRC....
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....
 
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