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Bed Bugs: Difficult Pests to Control in Poultry Breeder Flocks
Bed bug infestations in poultry houses have negative consequences for poultry health, welfare and productivity. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe the life cycle of bed bugs, the impacts on flocks,...
Gout Management in Poultry
This article from the technical service team at Provimi Animal Nutrition India explains the symptoms of gout, its many different causes, and how producers can use management techniques to reduce its incidence....
Finding New Methods to Detect Chicken Anaemia Virus
Chicken infectious anaemia has become an emerging threat to the poultry industry worldwide....
Poultry Health Basics – Planning Disease Prevention
Disease prevention focuses primarily on dedicated planning and sound management practices that keep infectious diseases out in the first place and stop non-infectious diseases before they start....
Vaccinating to Reduce Risks from Chronic Respiratory Disease
Live F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) vaccines are presently being used to help control field-strain chronic respiratory disease Mycoplasma gallisepticum outbreaks....
Spotlight on Turkey Research
Recent research has shed new light on the likely causes of foot pad dermatitis in turkeys, an alternative to antibiotics that improves growing bird performance and a new treatment that aims to improve breast meat quality....
Higher Welfare, Biosecurity and Yields through Turkey Processing Automation
Over the past half century the turkey industry has seen significant changes in the methods used to harvest meat....
Effect of Multi-enzymes in Combination with a Direct-fed Microbial on Performance and Welfare in Commercial Broilers
This experiment conducted by a multinational team revealed that a combination of feed enzymes and direct-fed microbial improved the feed efficiency, health and welfare of broilers reared under conditions similar to those used commercially....
Incubation Temperature Profiles Affect Broiler Feathering
This North Carolina State University study - looking at the effects of incubation temperature, breeder feeding programme and litter management on feather follicle development of broilers - may help to improve broiler welfare and reduce the incidence of...
Effects of Environmental Enrichment and Beak-trimming During Rearing on Subsequent Feather-pecking in Laying Hens
Beak trimming performed on pullets during the rearing period appeared to be effective in reducing the expression of severe feather pecking during the laying period in this Australian study....
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....
Welfare and Performance in Layers Following Temporary Exclusion from the Litter Area on Introduction to Layer Facility
Temporary exclusion from the litter area on introducing pullets to the laying facility had no adverse impacts on the welfare of the birds and even improved some parameters of well-being, according to new Swedish research....
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....
Risk Factors for Development of Vent Pecking and Cannibalism in Free-range and Organic Laying Hens
A new study from the University of Bristol confirms the link between severe feather pecking and vent pecking or cannibalism and identifies some management factors that appear to increase the likelihood of these undesirable behaviours....
 
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