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Protective Immunity Against Influenza H5N1 Virus Challenge in Chickens by Recombinant Lactococcus
Researchers from Nanchang in China have found a novel oral vaccine to be effective against the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in chickens....
Antibiotic-free Poultry Production: Is It Sustainable?
According to the author of this review, companies considering raising poultry without antibiotics need to be aware that there may be adverse effects on bird health, production efficiency and cost....
Factors Influencing Bird Heat Production in Tunnel-ventilated Broiler Houses
New research at the University of Georgia reveals trends in bird heat production and loss that can help broiler growers and integrators to minimise heat stress in their birds during hot weather....
Effect of Coccidia Challenge and Natural Betaine Supplementation on Broiler Chickens Fed Suboptimal Level of Methionine
Dietary betaine supplementation helped alleviate the adverse effects of a coccidiosis challenge on nutrient digestibility and performance in young broiler chickens in this experiment....
Effects of Four Different Doses of E. coli Phytase on Femur Properties of 16-week-old Turkeys
Dietary supplementation with a phytase enzyme improved the geometric, densitometric and mechanical properties of the femur leg bone in turkeys in this Polish experiment....
Effects of Dietary Supplementation with Probiotic or Synbiotic on Broiler Haematology and Intestinal Integrity
Supplementation of probiotic and synbiotics had positive effects on the performance of broilers, thereby improving their haematological and intestinal histological aspects, according to new research from Kurdistan in Iraq....
Effects of Dietary DDGS on Growth, Oxidative Stress and Immune Function in Broilers
This Chinese study reveals that corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) included in a broiler diet at a level of 15 per cent had some beneficial effects on immune functions in the birds for broilers to some degree, without adversely affecting...
Microbial Communities Present in the Lower Respiratory Tract of Clinically Healthy Birds in Pakistan
Based on examination of the respiratory tract samples from a number of birds from three farms in Punjab province, researchers found a diverse population of bacteria, including some opportunistic respiratory pathogens in apparently healthy birds....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2014
Among the notable items in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) were outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Europe and Great Britain, a continued increase in diagnoses of blackhead (histomonosis) in chickens, infectious...
Avian Influenza Update and FAQ
An update on avian influenza and frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered by Brian Fairchild (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Brian Jordan (Assistance Research Scientist), both at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine....
Development of Vaccine-induced Immunity against TRT in Turkeys
The frequency of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) outbreaks and/or failure of TRT vaccination could be correlated with differences in the immunological status and/or the age at vaccination, according to this new work from Poland....
Understanding the True Impact of Non-Starch Polysaccharides in Poultry Diets
Dietary fibre, and non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) in particular, can have a substantial negative impact on monogastric digestion and performance, with restricted digestibility leading to significant reductions in feed efficiency and growth, says AB...
Effective Fumonisins Counteraction in Poultry
This study from Nutriad demonstrates that the presence of fumonisins in the feed has adverse effects on broiler productivity and health, which can be ameliorated by the inclusion of UNIKE Plus in the diet....
Study Examines How to Integrate Poultry with Pasture Species and Agroforestry Production
Researchers at the USDA-ARS at the University of Arkansas report on their investigation into alternative feeding systems, parasite control and pasture enrichment for free-range poultry combined with pasture, cattle and agro-forestry systems. ...
Managing Coccidiosis in Broiler Breeders
The management of coccidiosis in broiler breeders is reviewed by Dr Hector Cervantes of Phibro Animal Health Corp....
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