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Effects of Grinding Method, Particle Size and Physical Form of Diet on Digestion in Laying Hens
New research from Germany reveals that feeding a coarsely ground or mash diet stimulates the development of the gut organs, and that mash feeding increases glucose transport capacity through changes in the intestinal microstructure....
Links Between Locomotion, Litter Conditions and Bodyweight and Footpad Dermatitis in Turkeys
Footpad dermatitis and gait score were found to be related to bodyweight at market age by researchers at North Carolina State University following a survey of more than 40 commercial turkey flocks. They also found that litter condition was a major factor...
Value of Poultry Litter in South Georgia
Claudia S. Dunkley, Extension Poultry Scientist, Department of Poultry Science Dan L. Cunningham, Extension Poultry Scientist, Department of Poultry Science Glendon H. Harris, Extension Soil Scientist, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences...
Motor Size is Poor Indicator of Fan Power Usage
Purchasing an energy-efficient fan is actually quite simple, say Michael Czarick and John Worley, Extention Engineers at the University of Georgia. They recommend ignoring the size of the motor and comparing fans based on how much air they move at the...
Effects of Dietary Gossypol Concentration on Growth and Health of Meat Ducks
Gossypol is an anti-nutritive factor found in cottonseed meal. A Chinese experiment suggests that total gossypol in the diet of meat ducks up to three weeks of age should not exceed 929mg per kg, and free gossypol concentration should be less than 77mg...
Infection Interactions in Ethiopian Village Chickens
Because a number of the poultry pathogens studied and their interactions may impact village chicken health and production, control of these infections is likely to be of importance in future development planning, according to a new international study....
Increasing Evaporative Cooling Pad Set Temperatures
In older broiler houses, many farmers would use the evaporative cooling systems at air temperatures of 80°F or lower but in modern tunnel-ventilated buildings with higher air-speed houses, the use of pads may be delayed without reducing bird performance....
Effect of Humic and Butyric Acid on Performance and Mortality in Broilers
During periods of high temperatures particularly, broilers fed a mixture of humic acid (MFG) and protected butyric acid demonstrated better growth and feed efficiency as well as lower mortality than others receiving no feed additives, according to new...
Researchers Compare Effectiveness of Recombinant Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccines
Both vaccines tested in this US study provided better protection in SPF maternal antibody-free white leghorns than in maternal antibody-positive broilers; the level of protection depended on the vaccine and on the challenge viruses. There were also differences...
Dietary Threonine Requirement of Pekin Ducks from 15 to 35 Days of Age
Depending on the method used, the threonine requirement of young male ducks was estimated in this work at Purdue University to range from a low of 0.62 per cent to minimise mortality to a high of 0.80 per cent to maximise carcass weight and serum immunoglobulin...
Effects of Feeding Different Postbiotic Metabolite Combinations on Egg Quality and Production Performance of Laying Hens
Post-biotic metabolite combinations can be used in the feed to increase productivity from hens without raising the risk of antibiotic resistance, according to new research from Malaysia....
GTRI Researchers Help Local Equipment Manufacturer Develop Novel Poultry Yield Detection Management System
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Poultry Deboning Line Screening System is one step closer to making its way to processing plants....
Air Velocity Management for Optimum Broiler Performance
Michael Longley, Global Technical Transfer Manager with Aviagen, Inc., highlights the importance of providing the correct air speed within the broiler house, and suggests some practical ideas for creating and maintaining optimum air flow at bird level....
Researchers Find Potential Link Between Feeding DDGS and Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
High levels of DDGS (15 per cent) were found in studies at Auburn University to amplify mild to moderate cases of necrotic enteritis into more severe cases. Even with a mild case of necrotic enteritis, broiler performance was more adversely affected in...
Breeder Feeding Restriction Programme and Incubation Temperatures Affect Progeny Footpad Development
Research at North Carolina State University reveals that broiler breeder feeding programme and incubator temperature profile impact the structure of the footpad....
 
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