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LED Bulbs: Much to Offer the Poultry Industry
The light emitting diode (LED) bulb is an energy saving alternative to other light sources commonly used in poultry production. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers explain how to get the best out of LEDs...
UK Disease Report: Necrotic Enteritis, Mycoplasma
Necrotic enteritis, a Mycoplasma outbreak and Salmonella all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in April 2015....
Impact of Feeding Chelates on Shell Quality, Tibia Strength and Immunity in Laying Hens
This study from researchers at Novus International looked at how changes in the trace mineral content of layer diets affects eggshell quality and other aspects of layer health and performance....
Controlling Rodents on the Poultry Farm
Rodents, such as rats and mice, are a major concern on poultry farms due to building damage and feed loss. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe common rodents found on poultry farms and how to deal...
Effects of Light Colour on Poultry Health and Welfare
Three articles published in this month's issue of Poultry Science focussed on the effects of different colours and types of light in poultry production. What can the latest research tell us about how best to light poultry barns?...
How to Keep Your Backyard Flock Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Help your flock stay happy and healthy by remembering these essential summertime tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Faster-Growing Broiler Breeds Have Less Dietary Flexibility
As breeders select for more productive qualities in poultry breeds, other characteristics that may be useful in different conditions can sometimes be lost. Faster growing broiler breeds are less able to cope with a varied diet than those with lower growth...
Bed Bugs: Difficult Pests to Control in Poultry Breeder Flocks
Bed bug infestations in poultry houses have negative consequences for poultry health, welfare and productivity. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe the life cycle of bed bugs, the impacts on flocks,...
Antibiotic Growth Promoters Versus Drug-Free Poultry Production
The use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry production is a global human health concern due to increasing resistance by pathogens to these drugs. This study from M-L. Gaucher and colleagues, published in the journal Poultry Science, set out...
Impacts of Bird Flu Outbreak on China's Poultry Meat Supply Chain
Live bird markets in China are instrumental in the transmission of avian flu between birds and humans, meaning that there may be a need to restructure the poultry supply chain in future to avoid dangerous epidemics....
Cheap Berry Extracts Could Reduce Salmonella Growth
The ongoing trend to reduce antibiotic use in poultry production has led some scientists to search for alternative, natural antimicrobials. This study by S. Salaheen and colleagues, recently published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, asked...
UK Disease Report: Cases of Spinal Abscess, Marek's Disease
Cases of spinal abcess in broilers, Marek's disease in backyard pullets, and respiratory disease in pheasants all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in...
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 3
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 3 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on sanitation, pest control, litter...
Making Money from Poultry Litter as Fertiliser
Poultry manure can be a great source of fertiliser, and could make poultry farmers some extra money if used well, writes Byron Stein, Editor of the 'Drumstick' newsletter from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Can the Sonali Chicken Cross-Breed Improve the Poultry Industry in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh's poultry sector is rapidly expanding, providing a source of protein as well as employment in the country. But how do different breeds and production systems compare in terms of benefits to the producer? This study from the UN's Food and Agriculture...
 
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