converting website visitors

ThePoultrySite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the poultry industry

Featured Articles

Search:
Section:
Show results in:
Why It Is Beneficial to Pre-heat Multi-stage Setter Egg Sets
Pre-heating of multistage egg sets before the onset of the incubation process is important to achieve a uniform hatch windows of short duration, according Ecuador-based Poultry Hatchery Specialist, Angel Salazar....
Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of Health and Management Practices on Table-Egg Farms in the United States, 2013
An overview of egg flock management in the US, based on a detailed survey of 328 farms with at least 3,000 birds across 19 states by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The results reflect the small but growing free-range and...
Researchers Show Benefits of Zinc Supplementation in Broilers
Discoloration of the meat was not associated with dietary zinc or copper supplementation in two studies at North Carolina State University although male broiler performance was improved by an additional 200mg per kg zinc. Redness of the bone marrow was...
Growth Performance of Fast-growing Broilers Reared under Different Types of Production Systems with Outdoor Access
Free-range broilers grew faster when housed in one fixed house than in small hoop houses, which became too hot in the summer in this study conducted in Arkansas. House type did not affect feed conversion, bone strength or foodborne pathogens in the environment....
Effects of Strain and Light Intensity on Growth and Carcass Characteristics of Broilers Grown to Heavy Weights
As expected, a series of experiments in Mississippi revealed differences in growth performance between two strains of Ross birds. Both crosses performed slightly better at the mid light intensities of five and 10 lux, and neither strain nor light impacted...
Estimating Crude Protein Variability and Savings of Broiler Feeds Using Microsoft Excel
Formulating poultry feeds using the two-bin method based on linear programming will greatly decrease variability in crude protein content. Rashed A. Alhotan (graduate student at the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics), Gregory J. Colson...
Campylobacter Research Reveals Potential for Poultry Vaccine
Researchers at the USDA Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center have purified proteins from Campylobacter and tested them for their potential use as vaccines. One protein showed particular promise and future studies will focus on determining whether...
Global Egg Industry Explores How to Work with Supermarkets
Professor David Hughes, Johann Morwald and Danielle Cagan were amongst the speakers at the recent IEC Business Conference Vienna 2014. They shared valuable knowledge and insights with International Egg Commission members....
Frequently Asked Questions on Hormones in Meat
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Short-term Nutritional Strategies Before Slaughter Affect Final pH and Colour of Broiler Breast Meat
The pH of chicken breast meat can be affected by altering the dietary amino acid profile for three days before slaughter, according to new research from France, without significant adverse effects on broiler growth or carcass composition....
Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis in Broilers: Influence of Sire and Sex-separate Rearing
Two experiments at the University of Arkansas reveal a significant effect of sire line on the incidence of the leg condition, bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) in broilers, especially after six weeks of age. Rearing the sexes separately...
Tensioner Failure: Serious Problem, Easy Fix
Freezing of the ventilation fan belt tensioner is a common problem in poultry houses, which reduces air movement but it is quite easy to remedy, explain Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson of the US National Poultry Technology...
Comparative Study of Levamisole and Dexamethasone on the Chicks Immunity after Inoculation with Newcastle Vaccine
This Iraqi study suggests that in-ovo injection of hatching eggs with levamisol numerically improved hatchability, livability and the response to Newcastle disease vaccination. All three parameters were negatively affected by in-ovo injection of dexamethasone....
Poultry Water Line Sanitation
Never underestimate the importance of a clean, safe water supply to the health and performance of your flock, say Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Dr Morgan Farnell (Associate Professor) and Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor), all at the Department...
Chinese Herbs as Alternatives to Antibiotics in Feed for Swine and Poultry Production
Potential of Chinese herbs and challenges in their application are explored in this review from a Sino-Canadian research group....
 
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 

Industry Showcase

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Poultry Diseases Influenced by Gastrointestinal Health - 5m Books