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Influence of Dietary Calcium and Phytase on Bird Performance during a Natural Necrotic Enteritis Episode
A new study reveals that higher dietary calcium had negative effects on mortality associated with necrotic enteritis in broilers and on their performance. Calcium source and phytase supplementation also affected performance, gizzard pH and the digestibility...
GB Emerging Threats Report – Avian Diseases – July-September (Q3) 2013
Among the highlights of the latest report are the re-emergence of fowl typhoid in the UK in two linked free-range layer flocks and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis. ...
Potential for Probiotics to Prevent Reproductive Tract Lesions in Free-range Laying Hens
Reproductive problems that lead to a drop in egg production and sudden deaths were reduced in free-range hens in this Australian experiment when the birds received a commercial probiotic around the onset of lay....
Evaluation of Soybean Meal Source and Particle Size on Broiler Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Gizzard Development
Two experiments at the Prestage Department of Poultry Science examine the interactions between maize and soybean particle sizes, nutrient digestibility and broiler growth. Gizzard weight was more affected by the particle size of the maize in the diet...
Growth Performance, Antioxidant Status and Immunity in Broilers under Different Lighting Regimes
Chinese research reveals that lighting programme can affect the antioxidant status and non-specific immunity of broilers although the birds' growth was not affected in this study....
Range of Health Issues Addressed in Final AVMA Poultry Session
Among the topics discussed in the final 'Miscellaneous' session on poultry disease at the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Chicago in July 2013 were clostridial dermatitis in turkeys, Intestinal Dilation...
Research Enhances the Understanding of Runting and Stunting Syndrome of Broilers
Three new studies at the University of Georgia shed new light on the causes of Runting-Stunting Syndrome (RSS) in chickens and the possibilities of vaccination as a means of preventing the disease....
Better Understanding of Salmonella in Poultry Presented to US Vets
Ten presentations on Salmonella infections in poultry and the potential they have to be passed on to humans were made to the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Chicago earlier this year. ...
Risk Factors Associated with Contact Dermatitis, Lameness, Emotional state and Fear of Humans in Broiler Flocks
An EU study reveals that three management factors - the length of the dark period at three weeks of age, litter quality and slaughter age - contribute to the welfare of broilers, as judged by the birds' behaviour and scores for footpad dermatitis, hock...
Effects of Sample Collection and Handling on Detection of Mycoplasma gallisepticum and M. synoviae by Real-time PCR
Dry tracheal swabs are the best option for routine sampling of Mycoplasma for real-time PCR, based on convenience and stability, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. Pre-moistened tracheal swabs do not store as well as the dry swabs...
Keeping Your Livestock Show Animals Healthy
Following good health management practices before, during and after the exhibition will help protect these investments by keeping your livestock healthy and in good condition, according to Dr Carla L. Huston (Mississippi Beef Extension and Outreach Veterinarian)...
From Competitive Exclusion to Competitive Advantage
In the battle to manage bacterial enteric disease in broiler operations, producers in the UK have a range of options at their disposal, says MSD Animal Health in the UK. ...
Aerial Dust Concentration in Different Facilities for Laying Hens
New research from France raises concerns about the levels of dust in floor and aviary housing systems for laying hens in terms of the health of farm workers. Cage systems were markedly less dusty....
Researchers Present Progress on Poultry Disease Involving Reoviruses
Developments in our understanding of diseases caused by reoviruses were covered during one of the poultry sessions at the 150th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) held in Chicago in July 2013. Reoviruses are involved...
Research Advances the Understanding of Vaccination against Arkansas Infectious Bronchitis
Auburn University research has shed new light on continued outbreaks of Infectious Bronchitis in the US despite widespread vaccination. It appears that there have been mutations in the field strain of the virus that enable it to 'escape' the chicken's...
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