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Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris....
Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to Humans
Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Centre explains how influenza viruses jump from animals to people and what can be done to mitigate risks for public health....
Potential of Defatted Microalgae from the Biofuel Industry as a Feed Ingredient in Pig and Poultry Diets
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs, laying hens and broilers, according to Cornell University researchers. ...
Controlling Salmonella in the Food Chain in the European Union: Progress over the Last 10 Years
A review of the incidence of foodborne Salmonella in humans in the European Union over the last 10 years and the programmes and regulations that have contributed to the decline in chickens and, more recently, turkeys....
Coexisting with Neighbours: A Poultry Farmer’s Guide
Treating neighbours with concern and respect will help ensure continuation of appropriate, responsible farming practices in the future, according to Dr Casey W. Ritz of the University of Georgia, who gives practical advice to help achieve good relations....
Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
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....
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