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What’s new in vaccination
New innovation and technologies will result in vaccines becoming even more efficient and playing an even greater role in disease prevention, reports Glenneis Kriel...
How to... Individually weigh broilers from 21-28 days onwards by Aviagen
The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers....
The importance of lighting in poultry production
When managing a healthy, productive flock, getting the lighting conditions right could be more important than you think. Melanie Epp checks in with the bright sparks who are shining a spotlight on the problem...
Coccidiosis and welfare-friendly production systems for laying hens: A new connection
The last decade has without doubt been the most revolutionary ever regarding animal welfare in the poultry industry, especially in some parts of the world. It has been so in all the poultry production sectors, both meat and eggs. However, the egg sector...
Could genetics counteract feather pecking?
Why a ban on beak trimming won’t stop the ‘super peckers’ going for feathers, Melanie Epp reports...
To feed or not to feed? The importance of early chick feeding
Dr Keith Bramwell, senior technical advisor to the Jamesway Incubator Company, addresses whether feeding individual chicks immediately after hatch is beneficial to the uniform growth of the flock as a whole...
Flocking to digital: The future of poultry technologies
Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech, has his finger on the latest developments in new technology which could reshape the poultry industry in the coming years...
Proper water pressure, volume essential to good flock performance
Raising commercial chickens successfully requires an adequate water supply. This means enough water pressure and volume to meet flock demands...
Practicing good broiler stockmanship is the key to minimising antibiotic use – Part 1 of 2
The emergence of antibiotic-free (ABF) or minimal-use antibiotic programmes around the world has focused attention on the importance of stockmanship and best-practice management techniques in the broiler house...
Safety concerns regarding coccidiosis vaccines. Comparison of attenuated and non-attenuated vaccines
Eimeria vaccines for poultry are mainly composed of live oocysts. Concerns about the safety of coccidiosis vaccines have been raised by field users. The aim of this study was to compare the safety parameters of commercial non-attenuated and attenuated...
EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality
NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing....
Poultry expertise at IDEXX
"In a rapidly evolving poultry production environment with fewer treatment options, disease prevention and identification are more important than ever. Reliable lab diagnostics play a crucial role in safeguarding the health of poultry flocks around the...
Is your biosecurity as good as you think it is?
Chances are that the biosecurity compliance level on your farm, or the farms in your area, is not up to scratch, no matter where you are located on the planet....
Sustainable Innovations in South Africa
One farmer is fighting harsh conditions with all-in-one micro-coops and a seriously tough breed of chicken, writes Chris McCullough....
Christmas is Coming
Join the British Goose Producers Association on a visit to Lancashire farmers Johnson & Swarbrick as they prepare for peak season, writes Ellen Hardy, ThePoultrySite Editor....
 
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