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Health Check for Poultry Against Avian Influenza
A brief overview of recent research by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists into the avian influenza virus as they investigate the types of viruses involved, the role of ducks and the vaccines available....
Waste to Energy: Potential of Biodigestion
Poultry CRC in Australia has investigated the potential to mitigate waste streams from poultry hatcheries and processing facilities - and recover energy in the process. ...
Effects of Feeder Space Allocations During Rearing, Female Strain and Feed Rate on Broiler Breeder Female Performance
Researchers in North Carolina observed some differences in breeder performance as a result of female strain and feed trough space. They also reported lower cumulative mortality when the feed allowance between photostimulation and peak production was increased...
Poultry Litter Sampling
Sampling poultry litter to obtain a nutrient content analysis is an important step for managing manure nutrients appropriately, according to Casey W. Ritz, Paul F. Vendrell and Armando Tasistro of the University of Georgia....
Where to Put the Chick Paper?
Placing paper under the drinking lines and making some feed available there too has the added advantage of getting the chicks to drink and feed as quickly as possible, advises Martin 'Tiny' Barten, senior hatchery specialist with Pas Reform....
Chickens Open Wide for Gelatin Bead Vaccine
A new vaccine delivery system developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service to prevent diseases like coccidiosis seems to be more attractive to chicks than traditional methods.By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff....
Controlling Flies on Poultry Farms
Byron Stein, Editor of 'The Drumstick' in Australia talks to Dr Garry Levot from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) about the flies commonly affecting poultry farms and how to control them....
Biosecurity Basics on Poultry Farms
One of the most crucial aspects of any poultry business is biosecurity - keeping diseases out of the farm - as the consequences of a breakdown can be devastating for the business, reports Jackie Linden. This is especially true if that disease is avian...
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production
A guide to bone biology in the laying hen is explained by Hy-Line....
Measuring Water Sanitation: Don't Be Fooled by Parts Per Million
If you are measuring chlorine levels in poultry drinkers, you are only seeing part of the picture on the effectiveness of your water sanitation procedure, according to Byron Stein in 'The Drumstick' from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Confined Livestock Operations Account for Majority of Chesapeake Bay Area’s Farmland with Applied Manure
An analysis of livestock production in the Chesapeake Bay area by Stacy Sneeringer of the USDA Economic Research Service suggests that policies addressing manure nutrient discharges from small and medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...
Reducing Losses from Blackhead Disease
New research from the University of Georgia reveals that chicken litter may pose a risk of transmitting blackhead to turkey flocks, while their work to vaccinate birds against the disease was unsuccessful....
China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
There are signs of robust demand for meat and feed grains in China as the country moves into a new stage of development, according to James Hansen and Fred Gale of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in 'Amber Waves'....
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Campylobacter Infection in Broilers in Spain
Factors that appeared to decrease the risk of Campylobacter infection in broilers in southern Spain were the existence of an entrance room to access the poultry house and drinking water treatment, according to a research from the University of Cordoba....
Use of Antibiotics Declining in the European Union
Total antibiotic use in the EU is shown to be falling but much work still needed to inform the general public on their use, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team in a 'Special Eurobarometer' report of a survey of consumers across the region....
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