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GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: January-March (Q1) 2014
Among the highlights included in this quarterly report are ongoing issues with reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers and Marek’s disease in turkeys. Marek’s disease virus genome has also been detected in a goose. Vitamin B2 deficiency was...
European Poultry Conference Explores Challenging Welfare Issues
Welfare issues of modern broilers and laying hens were among the topics discussed at the recent European Poultry Conference, reports Dawn Scholey of Nottingham Trent University for ThePoultrySite. ...
Effect of Range Enrichment on Performance, Behaviour and Forage Intake of Free-range Chickens
Although there was no difference in bird performance, range enrichment in the form of olive trees was found to be beneficial for poultry in this experiment in Italy. Mortality was lower and the birds ranged further, ate more forage and had fewer injuries...
A Practical Guide to On-Farm Fan Testing
Critical information for improved broiler performance through better house and ventilation system design, operation and management from Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson from the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University....
European Showcase for Poultry Housing Innovations
Innovators in poultry housing and equipment took advantage of the VIV Europe 2014 trade show to display their latest designs. Jackie Linden reports on those that were recognised by the organisers in the Innovations Gallery at the event....
Keeping the Hatchery Free of Aspergillus
Advice on the prevention and treatment of Aspergillus mould in the hatchery from Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform....
Anticoccidial-sensitivity Testing Shows Consistency, Efficacy of Lasalocid
Recent testing of the most widely used in-feed anticoccidials show they all produce variable results with different Eimeria isolates, but the divalent ionophore, lasalocid, produced the best combination of efficacy and consistency, according to Zoetis....
What Could Cause Feathers to Fall out of Chickens?
There are several possible causes for feather loss, explains the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. ...
Removing Limescale Improves Water Quality on Poultry Farms
The principles of electronic water conditioning/treatment are explained by Jan de Baat Doelman, President of Scalewatcher North America, who also offers a case history of the successful application of this technology at a large broiler breeder facility...
Odour, Dust and Non-methane Volatile Organic-Compound Emissions from Tunnel-ventilated Layer Chicken Sheds
This Australian study on two egg farms shows that odour emission rates vary with the amount of manure accumulation on the manure belts as well as diurnal and seasonal changes in ventilation rate, while dust emissions increased only with ventilation rate....
Food Loss: Questions About the Amount and Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Learning from the Shape and Texture of Hatching Eggs
The shape and texture of the shells is a good reflection of the health and well being of the breeder flock, explains Marleen Boerjan, Director of R&D at the Pas Reform Academy....
Mortality Management Options for Georgia Poultry Growers
The pros and cons of the various options for the disposal of dead birds are explained by Dr Casey W. Ritz, Extension Poultry Scientist at the University of Georgia. Much of the information provided is applicable to other US states and countries....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: October-December (Q4) 2013
Among the highlights in this quarterly report are the re-emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in China as well as in the UK the detection of livestock-associated MRSA and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers....
Chlorine Dioxide Versus Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Byron Stein, Editor of 'Drumstick', explores the differences between conventional chlorination and chlorine dioxide for water sanitation....
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