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Protecting the immune system in poultry - Early vaccination with Vaxxitek HVT-IBD
The economical impact of immunosuppression in poultry can be huge....
Making the grade: Aviagen's online grading tools help maximise flock potential
Aviagen has developed a set of online grading tools to help with the grading process and enhance flock uniformity - making your flocks easier to manage, be more predictable in response and have more persistent production...
Robots: the new frontier in poultry production
While uptake is slow, robotics promises to improve poultry production efficiencies and ultimately boost food security ...
Is precision poultry production possible?
While detailed behaviour tracking in larger livestock has proved a valuable tool for improving efficiency, a poultry flock’s greater population and erratic habits have made chickens much harder to pin down. Until now. Meet the Swiss researchers whose...
From truck to chill: first-processing management of broilers
The processing plant is the midway point in the farm-to-fork food chain. The goal for processing plants is simple: transform healthy flocks using well-maintained equipment, operated under sanitary conditions, and with effective food safety systems, into...
Advanced genetics and genomics tackle constraints on smallholder poultry production
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing a greater role in disease prevention...
In ovo feeding: ingesting the facts
The quality of a newly hatched chick is a major factor in determining its health, liveability and growth. However, many poultry farmers will tell you that they have seen the proportion of weak or low-quality chicks arriving from the hatchery increase...
Managing bird welfare – A practical guide by Aviagen
The Aviagen® poster ‘Managing Flock Welfare’ highlights the key aspects of bird welfare which should be considered during daily flock management. ...
Best Practice in the Breeder House: Biosecurity Aviagen
Biosecurity creates hygienic conditions within the poultry house to minimise adverse effects and to prevent the spread of disease optimise bird performance and welfare, ad provide assurance on food safety issues...
Poultry product labelling and consumer understanding
Demand for poultry products is on the rise in line with the diversity of production methods attempting to meet this demand, but how much do consumers understand about these methods?...
Seven innovative companies shaping the poultry industry
The poultry industry, like many other fields, is seeing its share of technological innovations due, in part, to small startups focused on a specific problem in need of improvement. Andrew Amelinckx reports on seven companies that are transforming everything...
Assessing the economic burden of avian infectious bronchitis on poultry farms in Brazil
Taken together, the results show a significant and measurable economic impact on the broiler and breeder industries, with an age-dependent increasing trend and an association with multiple genetic types of the virus....
Whatever happened to the ostrich farms of Zimbabwe?
The swift decline of one of Zimbabwe’s boom industries is a cautionary tale of just how vulnerable poultry rearing can be in the face of government intervention, writes Ian Nkala...
Effects of three different live vaccination schemes against infectious bronchitis on the performance of broilers under field conditions
Avian infectious bronchitis (IB) is a major economic burden to poultry and, though its control is mainly based on vaccination with one or more serotypes of Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), the effects of different vaccines on the performance of...
Why does woody breast still have the industry stumped?
Woody breast has been a stumbling block industry-wide for the past ten years, but researchers have been getting closer to the root of the problem, writes Rachel Lane...
 
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